Chicago pedestrian accident results in death of 17-year-old, hit-and-run driver sought by police

An Illinois hit-and-run pedestrian accident that claimed the life of a teenager has police searching for the driver that fled the scene, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. The Crash took place Monday afternoon on the west side.

The collision occurred just before 2:30 PM in the area of Thomas Street and Ridgeway Avenue, according to Chicago police officials. The pedestrian, a 17-year-old boy who resides in the 1700 block of N. Keystone Ave., was taken by ambulance to Mount Sinai Hospital and was pronounced dead less than an hour later.

The teenage victim was reportedly standing near the corner when a vehicle headed northbound on Ridgeway Avenue lost control and hit him. Police are searching for a maroon Pontiac.

The Chicago Police Department’s Major Accident Investigation Unit is heading the investigation. Anyone with information about the deadly Chicago pedestrian accident should immediately contact the police department.

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