Updated 06/02/14 – 11:09 a.m.
FOREST PARK, Ill. (CBS) — A cyclist was killed overnight in a hit-and-run crash in west suburban Forest Park.
The victim was heading south on Harlem Avenue around 11 p.m. Sunday, when a car struck him from behind, and kept going. Eyewitness Stephen Lewis said a silver sedan was speeding when it hit the cyclist from behind.
“He had to be going 45 (mph) or better when he hit that guy. He hit him pretty hard,” Lewis said.
Police have identified the victim as 40-year-old Jeffery Schultz of Forest Park, who lived around the corner from where he was killed.
Trevor Caswell, friend and tenant who lives upstairs from Schultz, said Schultz worked as an architect for OfficeMax, and also spun records as a DJ. Schultz rode his bike everywhere, because he did not own a car.
Caswell said he and Schultz knew each other for about a year. He said Schultz had a bright personality, and tended to a garden in their back yard.
“Jeff was such a great guy,” he said. “Rode his bike everywhere. He was always riding around town, and just a bright person to be around.”