The coroner has released the identity of a North Chicago man who was fatally struck by a hit-and-run driver after getting out of his disabled vehicle near Fox Lake.
An autopsy performed on Edgar Torres-Flores, 39, of North Chicago, showed he died as a result of blunt force trauma, according to McHenry County Coroner Dr. Michael Rein.
The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and Spring Grove Fire Protection District responded around 2:08 a.m. on May 29 to Wilmot Road and Paddock Road in unincorporated Fox Lake for a vehicle crash.
First responders found a male subject, identified as Torres-Flores, who was unconscious and not breathing down on the roadway, the sheriff’s office said.
A preliminary investigation showed Torres-Flores was driving on Wilmot Road when he got stuck in a ditch.
The man got out of his vehicle near the roadway when an unknown white vehicle, possibly a Kia, was traveling southbound on Wilmot Road.
The vehicle struck Torres-Flores just north of Paddock Road and fled the scene, the sheriff’s office said.
Torres-Flores was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Fox Lake Police Department, Spring Grove Police Department and Richmond Police Department also responded to the scene to assist.
The crash is being investigated by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office Major Traffic Crash Investigation Unit and the McHenry County Coroner’s Office.
The sheriff’s office on Thursday released a photo of what the suspect vehicle may look like.
The suspect’s car is believed to be a white Kia Forte with damage on the front end. It is unknown whether the vehicle is a two or four-door Kia.
“The photo below is not necessarily an exact replica of the suspect’s car, but an idea of what it may look like,” the sheriff’s office said in a statement.
Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office at 815-338-2144 or McHenry County Crime Stoppers at 800-762-7867.