CHICAGO (CBS)–A 78-year-old man was killed Friday morning as he crossed the street in north suburban Niles.
The man, identified as Michael Horner of Niles, was walking across Dempster Street at Western Avenue around 6:18 a.m. when he was struck by a 2001 Ford SUV being driven by an 18-year-old.READ MORE: Employee At FOUND Hotel In River North Accused Of Stabbing Man, Going Into Rage, Leaving Guests In Terror
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Police said Horner walked in front of the SUV’s path, and that the driver stopped after the accident and cooperated with police.
Police on Friday installed safety warning signs around the area where Horner was killed because it was the second recent pedestrian death in the area.MORE NEWS: Katrina Pierce Charged With Using Names Of Homicide Victims To Collect Tax Refunds And Stimulus Checks, And She Has Gone To Prison Before For Similar Schemes