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On December 1, 2018, at approximately 6:45PM, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the area of West Crescent Avenue and Northern Avenue, Waukegan Township, for a fatal hit-and-run traffic crash. Waukegan Police Department was already on the scene, as they were dispatched to the area for a person down.
Preliminary information shows a pedestrian, a 63-year-old man of Waukegan Township, was struck by a vehicle as he was walking on Crescent Avenue, just east of Northern Avenue. The driver of the striking vehicle then fled the scene. The man was located in the front yard of a residence in the 12400 block of West Crescent Avenue. He was subsequently transported to Vista East Medical Center, where he was pronounced deceased.
Traffic crash investigators collected evidence at the scene and are speaking with nearby homeowners to determine if they witnessed the fatal crash.
An autopsy is being scheduled by the Lake County Coroner’s Office.
The crash remains under investigation by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Technical Crash Investigations Unit. Anyone with any information about the crash is encouraged to call the Lake County Sheriff’s Office at 847-549-5200 or Lake County CrimeStoppers at 847-662-2222.