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Fatal Antioch Township Hit-And-Run

 


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On Saturday, June 9, 2018, at approximately 9:30PM, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the area of West Grass Lake Road and North Sunset Drive, Antioch Township, for a traffic crash with injuries, involving an adult pedestrian.

Sheriff’s Deputies arrived and found the male pedestrian on Grass Lake Road (on the north shoulder, approximately 500 feet east of Sunset Drive) critically injured. The man was transported to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, where he was pronounced deceased. The driver that struck the man fled the scene in the striking-vehicle, prior to the arrival of Sheriff’s Deputies.

An autopsy of the pedestrian is being scheduled by the Lake County Coroner’s Office. Efforts to identify the pedestrian are ongoing.

After extensive investigation Lake County Sheriff’s Crash Investigators and Highway Patrol Deputies located a 2012 Suzuki Grand Vitara, which had damage consistent with striking a pedestrian, at an Antioch body shop. The vehicle was seized and transported to a secure evidence storage facility for further processing.

No one, as of the writing of this report, is in custody and crash investigators are said to be interviewing the owners of the vehicle.

 

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