1 dead in Chicago hit-and-run accident – police asking for help locating driver

A man is been killed in a Chicago pedestrian accident, and now police are asking for help in finding the driver that fled the scene, this according to the Chicago breaking news center. The accident occurred on the South Side on Tuesday around 7:54 PM at 449 E. 35th Street. The victim, a 50-year-old male, was only two blocks from his home when he was killed.

Chicago police officers found the victim lying in the street. At first they thought he might have fallen due to a medical condition. However, the Medical Examiner’s Office indicated he suffered head trauma due to an accident. The Chicago Police Department‘s major accident investigation unit then started an investigation due to the apparent hit and run fatality. Police have no description of the vehicle involved.

Anyone with information regarding accident is being asked to call Chicago police at 312-745-4521.

If the hit-and-run driver is never located, the victim’s family should be able to pursue an Illinois hit and run claim against his own auto insurance policy.