A man in his 30s was killed after he was struck by a vehicle that then fled the scene on Route 12 in Lake Zurich Saturday evening, police said.
The Lake Zurich Police Department responded around 11:43 p.m. Saturday to the 700 block of South Rand Road in Lake Zurich.
Lake Zurich Deputy Police Chief David Anderson said a call was made for a report of a male subject walking in the roadway.
Officers arrived in the area and observed a dark-colored SUV hit the man who was walking.
The vehicle fled the scene and continued southbound on Route 12, Anderson said.
Officers performed lifesaving efforts on the victim until the Lake Zurich Fire Rescue Department arrived.
The victim, a male in his late 30s, was pronounced dead at the scene, Anderson said.
The Lake County Major Crash Assistance Team (MCAT) was called to the scene to conduct a crash investigation.
Southbound Route 12 between Deerpath Road and June Terrace was closed for several hours while the investigation was completed.
The Lake County Coroner’s Office is withholding the victim’s name until the autopsy has been completed and the next of kin has been notified.
Investigators from the Lake Zurich Police Department and MCAT continue to investigate the incident and identify the driver of the vehicle.
Anyone with information regarding the hit-and-run is encouraged to call Lake Zurich Police Department Sergeant Colin Gaffney at 847-719-1690, extension 6126.