Aurora police received a 911 call about a hit-and-run accident and proceeded to Butterfield Road just W. of Eola Rd. Police investigated and learned that a pedestrian was walking eastbound with another person on Butterfield Road when he was struck from behind by a motor vehicle heading east on that same street. The driver stopped briefly, but then fled the scene before the police and fire department arrived.
The vehicle is being described as a dark-colored sedan and was last seen traveling eastbound on Butterfield. The driver is a Caucasian male, approximately 5 foot 9 inches, 165 pounds, dark hair, and in his early to mid 20s. He has multiple tattoos on his arms and neck, and a pierced right ear.
Before the accident, the two pedestrians were walking back to their car after running out of gas. The victim was rushed by ambulance to Provena Mercy Hospital where he was pronounced dead less than an hour later.
Anyone with information regarding the accident should immediately call the Aurora Police Department at 630-256-5330, or call Aurora area crime stoppers at 630-892-1000. The call to crimestoppers is anonymous and callers can qualify for a reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to an arrest.
This was the second fatal Illinois pedestrian hit-and-run accident that occurred on early Sunday morning. As our Chicago pedestrian accident attorneys reported yesterday, a woman who was walking home from a store in downstate East St. Louis was struck and killed. The driver fled the scene and is currently being sought by police.