CHICAGO (CBS) — A man is dead after being struck and killed by a vehicle early Saturday, along busy Western Avenue in the Lincoln Square neighborhood.

The accident happened at 1:05 a.m. in the 5100 block of North Western Avenue, just south of Foster Avenue, police said.

The vehicle fled the scene.

A source said the man was struck in a nearby alley.

The man, Decolie Esco, 30, of the 4800 block of South King Drive, was pronounced dead at Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston at 2:53 a.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

The police Major Accident Investigation Unit is investigating the deadly hit-and-run.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.

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