(STMW) — A bicyclist was killed after a semi truck hit him in north suburban Skokie Friday night.
At 4:58 p.m., James C. Hinton, 43, was riding his bicycle on Howard Street heading eastbound when a semi truck hit him in the intersection of Howard Street and McCormick Boulevard, according to a statement from Skokie police.READ MORE: As Jury Deliberates In R. Kelly Sex Trafficking Case, What Impact Will Verdict Have On His Future Trials In Chicago?
Hinton, of the 900 block of Elmwood Street in Evanston, was transported to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston where he was pronounced dead at 5:42 p.m., according to the statement and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.READ MORE: Cook County Circuit Court Website Back Online, After Weeks-Long Outage Caused By Breach
An autopsy Saturday found he died of multiple injuries after the semi truck hit him, and his death was ruled an accident.
It is unknown if drugs or alcohol were factors in the crash. Skokie Police are investigating the incident.MORE NEWS: Chicago Weather: Cold Front Passes Soon
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