The sheriff and the fire department respond to a fatal crash involving a pedestrian and vehicle at Route 22 and Rainbow Road in North Barrington Tuesday evening. | Photo: Nick Rusin

The coroner has released the identity of a 65-year-old man who was found dead along Route 22 in North Barrington after he was struck by a vehicle Tuesday evening.

An autopsy performed Wednesday showed Craig Kizer, 65, of North Barrington, died as a result of blunt force injuries from a vehicle collision, according to Lake County Coroner Jennifer Banek.

The Lake Zurich Fire Rescue Department and Lake County Sheriff’s Office responded around 6:55 p.m. Tuesday to Route 22 and Rainbow Road in North Barrington.

Lake County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Chief Christopher Covelli said dispatchers received a 911 call for a car that struck a pedestrian.

Sheriff’s deputies arrived and found Kizer who was dead in the ditch line.

The sheriff and the fire department respond to a fatal crash involving a pedestrian and vehicle at Route 22 and Rainbow Road in North Barrington Tuesday evening. | Photo: Nick Rusin

A preliminary investigation shows a 2013 Ford Explorer was traveling eastbound on Route 22 in the area of Rainbow Road, Covelli said.

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As the driver of the Ford traveled eastbound, he struck Kizer, who was walking on the south shoulder of the roadway.

Kizer was wearing dark-colored clothing and Route 22 is unlit in this area, Covelli said.

The driver of the Ford, a 47-year-old Geneva man, was uninjured and remained on the scene.

He immediately called 911 after the crash and has been cooperative with the investigation, Covelli said.

The crash remains under investigation by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Technical Crash Investigations Unit.