Hit-and-run driver kills pedestrian in the West Loop

The driver struck the pedestrian in the intersection of Green and Washington streets, according to Chicago police. | Google

Chicago — A 26-year-old man was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver in the West Loop overnight, according to Chicago police. Now, detectives are asking for help as they try to find the car and its driver.

Police said the man was crossing the intersection of Washington and Green streets when the driver ran a stop sign and hit him around 1:05 a.m. Saturday. The driver didn’t stop. Instead, they continued driving east on Washington and left the area.

The victim suffered “blunt force trauma to the whole body” and died after arriving at Stroger Hospital, police said.

Witnesses told police the car might be a black four-door Mercedes sedan manufactured between 2006 and 2010. The car’s passenger-side mirror is probably missing, and it may have front-end damage, according to a press release from CPD’s major accident investigations unit.

Anyone with information about the crash, the vehicle, or the driver can contact investigators at 312-745-4521. The case number is JG-198105.