CHICAGO (STMW) — A man was hit and killed by a vehicle after walking into traffic on Lake Shore Drive on the North Side late Sunday.

The fatal traffic crash happened about 11:10 p.m., in the 4500 block of North Lake Shore Drive, police News Affairs Officer Ron Gaines said.

The man walked out into the roadway and was struck by a vehicle traveling northbound in the far right lane, police said. There is no croswalk where the man was walking.

He was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office, which identified him as a man in his 40s.

The vehicle remained at the scene, police said.

The police Major Accident Investigation Unit is investigating the crash.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2012. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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