A Waukegan man has been identified after he was killed when a vehicle hit him in North Chicago and then fled the scene Thursday evening.
An autopsy showed that Eugene Durrly, 56, of Waukegan, died as a result of blunt force trauma from a crash, according to Lake County Chief Deputy Coroner Steve Newton.
The North Chicago Fire Department and North Chicago Police Department responded around 8:45 p.m. Thursday to Lewis Avenue and 17th Street.
It was reported that a vehicle struck a pedestrian at the intersection, according to emergency radio traffic.
Officers arrived to find the victim, now identified as Durrly, unconscious and not breathing.
Paramedics arrived and confirmed Durrly was deceased at the scene, according to the Lake County Coroner’s Office.
An alert sent out to area police departments said the vehicle that struck the pedestrian fled the scene following the collision.
The alert said the suspect vehicle was a blue 2012 Chevy Cruz LX. The car reportedly fled northbound on Lewis Avenue.
The North Chicago Police Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment regarding whether the driver was located or not.
Officers shut down Lewis Avenue at the scene to conduct an investigation.
The Major Crash Assistance Team of Lake County (MCAT) was requested to the scene to assist in the investigation.
The Lake County Coroner’s Office performed an autopsy on the man on Tuesday, Newton said.
The crash remains under investigation by the North Chicago Police Department and MCAT.