Cops seek vehicle in fatal hit-and-run

Surveillance images released by police. | CPD

A 43-year-old man was killed by a hit-and-run driver in the River North neighborhood early Monday, police said. Now, investigators have released images of the vehicle involved in the collision.

Police said the man was struck as he tried to cross the street in front of Freehand Hotel, 19 East Ohio, at 1:56 a.m. The victim was pronounced dead a short time later.

Surveillance images released by police on Monday afternoon show the white four-door Toyota Camry that struck the man. A Northwestern University Police officer reported that the vehicle has heavy front end damage, a broken headlight, and damage to the driver’s side mirror. The vehicle reportedly has Lyft and Uber emblems displayed.

The Northwestern officer also said that the driver was a female who made her way to Chicago Avenue, then headed east and eventually turned south on Lake Shore Drive.

Anyone with information about the driver or the vehicle may contact the Chicago Police Department Major Accident Investigation Unit at 312-745-4521 regarding case JC-435095.

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