A female victim has died after she was riding her bicycle and was struck by a vehicle that fled the scene in Highland Park Friday afternoon, authorities said.
The Highland Park Police Department and Highland Park Fire Department responded around 12:37 p.m. Friday to Deerfield Road and Piccadilly Road for a report of a bicyclist struck by a vehicle.
First responders arrived and confirmed a bicyclist had been struck by a vehicle and was severely injured.
The offending vehicle had fled the scene prior to police arriving, according to Highland Park Mayor Nancy Rotering.
The victim was transported to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville by ambulance.
She died from her injuries shortly after arriving at the hospital, Rotering said.
The Lake County Major Crash Assistance Team (MCAT) was called to assist the Highland Park Police Department.
Deerfield Road between Carriage Way and Ridge Road was shut down in both directions for several hours during the investigation.
“My deepest condolences to the family of the bicyclist,” Rotering said, adding that additional information will be released once it is available.
The Lake County Coroner’s Office is in the process of scheduling an autopsy on the victim, whose identity is being withheld.
Anyone with information about the crash is asked to contact the Highland Park Police Department at 847-432-7730 or email email@example.com.