Cops seek SUV driver who killed pedestrian in Lincoln Park

Chicago police released this surveillance image of an SUV that they believe struck and killed a pedestrian in Lincoln Park on Sunday, January 7, 2024. | Chicago Police Department

CHICAGO — Police are trying to track down the hit-and-run driver who killed a pedestrian in Lincoln Park on Sunday morning.

Jason Kardish, 40, was killed when an SUV struck him in the crosswalk at Diversey and Ashland around 1:25 a.m., authorities said.

A white Nissan Murano was heading south on Ashland when it struck Kardish in the 2700 block of North Ashland, according to CPD. The Murano’s driver fled the scene without helping Kardish or reporting the collision to authorities, police said in a media release Sunday night.

Kardish, who lived in the 3100 block of North Oakley, succumbed to his injuries.

CPD released a surveillance image of the Murano, which they said will have front-end damage, including a missing front grill and hood damage.

Anyone with information about the vehicle or the driver can contact major accident investigators at 312-745-4521. Refer to case number JH-107281.

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