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Alleged Hit-And-Run Driver Caught After Fatal I-90 Crash

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BELVIDERE, Ill. (CBS) — A suspected hit-and-run driver is under arrest after a fatal accident on Interstate 90 Monday morning.

As WBBM Newsradio’s Regine Schlesinger reports, Illinois State Police spokeswoman Monique Bond said a man was found lifeless next to his white pick-up truck on the shoulder of the road on eastbound I-90 near Genoa Road Monday morning.

LISTEN: WBBM Newsradio’s Regine Schlesinger reports

A witness reported seeing the man hit by a semi that had the words, “Graphic Arts,” on its side.

Twenty minutes later, a state trooper caught up with the truck driver at a toll plaza 28 miles away and took him into custody.

A Lifeline helicopter was brought in to airlift the victim, but he died of his injuries.

So far, the victim is identified only as a 45-year-old man, and the suspect remains unidentified as he has not been charged.

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