Cody Humphrey, 40, of Winthrop Harbor, died Sunday after being intentionally hit by a vehicle in the 1300 block of Sheridan Road in Winthrop Harbor. | Photo via Facebook

A 40-year-old man, who was a father and a U.S. Navy veteran, has been identified as the victim who was fatally run over by a vehicle in Winthrop Harbor. The driver has been arrested.

The Winthrop Harbor Police Department and Winthrop Harbor Fire Department responded around 12:10 p.m. Sunday to the 1300 block of Sheridan Road for a report of a domestic disturbance.

Officers arrived and found a male victim that had been struck by a car.

Lake County Coroner Jennifer Banek identified the victim was identified as Cody Humphrey, 40, of Winthrop Harbor.

Humphrey was trapped underneath the car and the fire department arrived to extricate him, police said.

Humphrey, who was unconscious and not breathing, was extricated from under the car after firefighters used jacks and cribbing to remove him.

A medical helicopter was requested to land nearby but was later canceled.

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Humphrey was transported by ambulance to Vista Medical Center East in Waukegan where he was pronounced dead, police said.

Officers arrested the 36-year-old female driver of the vehicle that struck him.

The driver, who is expected to be in court Tuesday, is reported to have been in a relationship with Humphrey.

The Lake County Major Crash Assistance Team was called to the scene to assist in the investigation.

The Lake County Coroner’s Office said they responded to the hospital and an autopsy was conducted Monday.

An autopsy confirmed Humphrey died as a result of blunt force injuries, Banek said.

A manner of death is pending the police investigation, the coroner’s office said.

Dusty Humphrey said his brother was “senselessly taken” and leaves behind two sons, a 13-year-old and a 19-year-old.

“Cody was the best person I have ever known. He has helped countless amount of people achieve numerous goals during his lifetime. He was a devoted father, son, brother, and friend,” Dusty Humphrey said.

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“He served his country in the US Navy for the last 20 years, to eventually become a Senior Chief Petty Officer. If you had the privilege to know him, you would know that he made the world a better place. Everyone who knew Cody, loved him,” he added.

A GoFundMe created to raise money for Humphrey’s two sons has raised over $9,000.

The Winthrop Harbor Police Department said they are also being assisted by the Lake County Coroner’s Office and the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office in the investigation.