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Fatal “Hit & Run” Pedestrian Accident In Chicago’s Wicker Park Neighborhood

There was a fatal “hit & run” pedestrian accident early Sunday (June 18, 2017) morning in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood.

According to Chicago Police, this fatal crash happened at approximately 1:30 a.m., as a man was crossing the street in the 2000 block of West Division Street.  At that time, the man was hit by a Toyota Camry that was reportedly speeding east on Division.  The driver of the Camry did not stop after the collision and fled the accident scene.

The pedestrian was identified by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office as Eric Judge, 23, of Logan Square.  He was pronounced dead after being taken to Stroger Hospital.

The Toyota Camry was described only as being white and a late model.

This fatal “hit & run” accident remains under investigation by the Chicago Police.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the June 18, 2017 dnainfo.com article titled “Pedestrian Killed By Speeding Car In Wicker Park Hit-And-Run” as well as the June 18 Chicago Tribune article titled “Pedestrian killed in hit-and-run crash in Wicker Park.”

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