CHICAGO (CBS) — A pedestrian is dead after being struck and killed in a hit-and-run in Bronzeville Thursday evening.
At 7:36 p.m., a man was crossing the street – though not in the crosswalk or with the light – in the 100 block of East 51st Street, police said. He was hit by a Lincoln MKS that was headed south on Michigan Avenue, police said.READ MORE: MISSING: Matthew La Luz, 32, Last Seen In Rogers Park, May Need Serious Medical Attention
The man was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. Meanwhile, the driver got out of the car and fled, abandoning the vehicle at the scene, police said.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Spotty Showers Sunday Night, Monday
The driver was described as being 20 to 29 years old and wearing a black and blue jacket with reflective letters. He was last seen walking away from the scene with a slight limp, police said.MORE NEWS: At Least 22 People Shot, 3 Killed In Gun Violence In Chicago This Weekend
The man had not been located as of late Thursday night. Area One detectives and the police Major Accident Investigation Unit were investigating.