A man died one day after authorities said he was struck by a hit-and-run driver in front of a a high school in the East Ukrainian Village neighborhood.
A passerby found the unidentified man's body underneath a vehicle in the 900 block of North Ashland Avenue just before 2:30 a.m. Wednesday, police said. The body was found on a street near a stretch of upscale businesses, in front of Wells Community Academy High School.
Investigators from the police Major Accident Investigation Unit later determined that the man, described only as a white man believed to be in his 50s, was struck by a white sedan that fled the scene. Police today also released photos of the suspect vehicle.
The man, who suffered multiple blunt force injuries, was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook Conuty in critical condition, where he died this morning, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office. The man remained unidentified this afternoon.
Police were asking for the public's help in finding the driver and asked anyone with information to call investigators at (312) 745-4521.