File Photo – Gurnee Police Department | Photo: Woo-Sung Shim / Lake and McHenry County Scanner

Police are investigating after a man in his 30s was found dead lying in the roadway in a residential area of Gurnee early Monday morning.

The Gurnee Police Department and Gurnee Fire Department responded around 3:40 a.m. Monday to the area of Estes Street and Dorchester Avenue in Gurnee.

A 911 caller reported a subject was down in the middle of the intersection, according to Gurnee Police Department Public Information Officer Shawn Gaylor.

Officers arrived and found a male victim who was unconscious and not breathing.

Gaylor said the victim appeared to have been dragged by a vehicle.

Paramedics arrived and confirmed the man was deceased at the scene.

The Lake County Major Crash Assistance Team (MCAT) responded to assist in the investigation.

Gaylor said the deceased man was a resident of the 3800 block of Dorchester Avenue.

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He went outside to smoke and was last seen by his wife around 3 a.m. She did not hear from him after that.

“Our officers are diligently working to gather information and evidence to determine the circumstances surrounding this tragic incident. At this stage, we are treating this as an active investigation. We urge anyone with relevant information to come forward and assist us in our efforts,” Gaylor said.

The Lake County Coroner’s Office was notified and also responded to the scene.

The coroner’s office said the victim is a male Hispanic in his 30s. The coroner’s office is working to contact his family and notify them of the death.

An autopsy was scheduled for Monday on the man. A cause and manner of death was not released.

The Gurnee Police Department said anyone with information can submit anonymous tips to the Lake County Crime Stoppers at 847-662-2222 or online at www.lakecountycrimestoppers.com.

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