On May 9, 2017 at approximately 8:45PM, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the area of Route 41 and Hanssen Road in Wadsworth for a report of a body on the side of the road. Sheriff’s deputies arrived and located an adult male on the southbound shoulder, who sustained fatal injuries. The man was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Preliminary investigation shows the man was likely walking on the shoulder of southbound Route 41 when he was struck by a southbound vehicle. Based on evidence recovered at the scene, traffic crash investigators believe the vehicle which struck the man is a 2004-2008 silver Ford F-150 Pickup. The F-150 likely has damage to the front bumper and front passenger-side headlight assembly.
Efforts to identify the man killed in the hit-and-run crash are ongoing.
Anyone with information on the hit-and-run is encouraged to call the Lake County Sheriff’s Office at 847-549-5200 or Lake County CrimeStoppers at 847-662-2222. The sheriff’s office is asking all area body/repair shops to report any suspicious damage or damage consistent with this incident.
The crash remains under investigation by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Technical Crash Investigations Unit.