A pedestrian died after being struck by a vehicle while walking in the roadway on Lewis Avenue in Waukegan Saturday evening.
The Waukegan Police Department and Waukegan Fire Department responded around 9:30 p.m. Saturday to the area of Lewis Avenue and Roger Edwards Avenue.
A 911 caller reported a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle near the intersection.
The victim was believed to be unconscious and not breathing, the caller reported.
A light-colored Cadillac sedan was traveling northbound on Lewis Avenue when it struck the victim, who was in the roadway just north of Roger Edwards Avenue, according to witnesses and a police report.
Officers arrived on the scene and confirmed the male victim was not breathing, according to fire department radio traffic.
The victim suffered multiple injuries and paramedics transported him to a local hospital.
The victim was pronounced dead after arriving at the hospital and the Lake County Coroner’s Office was notified.
The driver involved remained in the area and pulled over into Tony’s Fresh Market parking lot near the scene, witnesses reported. The driver was reportedly cooperative with investigators.
Officers shut down Lewis Avenue in both directions from Roger Edwards Avenue to Williamsburg Drive for several hours.
The Waukegan Police Department Major Crash Unit responded to conduct an investigation.
The coroner’s office said they have not been able to positively identify the victim yet.
An autopsy is scheduled to be performed Monday.