By CBS 2 Chicago Staff

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.

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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.

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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.

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The man had not been located as of late Thursday night. Area One detectives and the police Major Accident Investigation Unit were investigating.

CBS 2 Chicago Staff