CHICAGO (CBS) — An elderly man was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver Tuesday afternoon in the Little Village neighborhood.
Eliseo Mendoza, 86, was hit by a gray GMC SUV around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday near 26th and Sawyer, according to police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.READ MORE: R. Kelly Found Guilty Of All Counts In Sex Trafficking, Racketeering Trial
He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition, and was pronounced dead about three hours later.
Mendoza’s granddaughter has set up a GoFundMe to help the family pay for funeral expenses.
Area Four detectives are investigating. No one was in custody Wednesday afternoon.
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He voted every year no matter the weather, says family
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