CHICAGO (CBS) — Illinois State Police are investigating a fatal hit-and-run on the Tri-State tollway and looking for the driver they said caused the crash very early Sunday morning.
Police said just after midnight a black Nissan Murano was traveling on I-294 when it was struck by another unknown vehicle.READ MORE: Crews Working To Open Valve Believed To Be Cause Of Dixmoor's Weeklong Water Woes
The crash caused the Nissan to strike a wall. The front-end damage was obvious as the car was towed away.
Investigators said two people were inside at the time of the crash. A passenger suffered non-life threatening injuries, but the driver Michael Black, 43, died at a hospital.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Frost Advisory Until Saturday Morning
Police and emergency crews secured the crash scene, but the striking vehicle was nowhere to be found.
As a result, a hit-and-run investigation was underway. Police said Black was not wearing his seat belt at the time.MORE NEWS: Allan M. Brown Of Countryside Is The Suspect In Kenosha Police Shooting
No one is in custody.