Boy, 17, Hit And Killed By Car On I-90

UPDATED 02/27/12 12:15 p.m.

DES PLAINES, Ill. (CBS) — A teenage boy has died after being hit by a vehicle on the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway early Monday.

Witnesses said Scott Wolf, 17, was already lying in a lane of traffic on outbound Interstate 90 when he was hit around 1 a.m. near Elmhurst Road.

Wolf, of the 200 block of Cambridge Street in Des Plaines, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

Police found the teen’s abandoned car on the Elmhurst Road overpass.

A source said the vehicle was still running when authorities arrived.

An autopsy still must be conducted at the Medical Examiner’s office to determine the cause of Wolf’s death, but there are reports that he committed suicide by jumping from the overpass into traffic.

All lanes of the highway were closed for several hours as investigators tried to piece together the events. The highway reopened in time for the morning rush.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.

  • not connected

    So sad..

    • Heather

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  • Rich

    In 2007,I almost did what this boy did. Just the feeling of nothingness, of utter sadness, all of those feelings running through you, I’ve been there. Only through the help of a good samaratin-a total stranger-did I not jump. I only wish that he would have thought through everything. I will say a prayer for him and his family and friends. God bless his soul.

  • Anah

    Miss you and your beautiful smile !

  • Dawn Hornbaker

    His Dad IS A Teacher & A Coach @ West Leyden High School in Northlake, IL. I didn’t know Scott Wolf but I had heard that he was such a Great Kid. But I know his DaD really well his Dad was one of my Teacher’s & Mentor when I was going to West Leyden back in the 80’s. His Dad is such a Wonderful Teacher & Mentor, I feel Great Saddness for the whole entire Wolf Family their lives will never be the same again. All my condolences go out to the entire Wolf Family!! :(

  • Tony

    twburr on February 8, 2011 The Best slouhd had a couple of sprit drinks before he started that normally works to wear off the nerves, to bad im a best man on 3rd april, and i dont know what to say LOL

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