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Man Fatally Struck On Edens Expressway

There was a fatal pedestrian accident early this morning (January 20, 2016) on the Edens Expressway in Wilmette.

According to the Illinois State Police (ISP) the accident happened at approximately 12:45 a.m.  The accident happened after a SUV pulled onto the left shoulder of the northbound Edens near Skokie Boulevard after the SUV ran out of gas.  The SUV also had three other occupants.

As a 19-year-old man from the SUV attempted to walk across the lanes on the Edens, he was struck by a van.

The man was taken to Evanston Northshore Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

An excerpt from the January 20, 2016 Wilmette-Kenilworth Patch article titled “Teen Struck, Killed While Trying to Cross Edens Expressway“:

No one else in the stalled car was hurt in the crash and the van driver is not expected to be cited, according to WGN TV. The northbound lanes of I-94 were closed for about four hours following the crash, CBS Chicago reports.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Wilmette-Kenilworth Patch article mentioned above, as well as the January 20 Chicago Tribune article titled “Teen struck and killed trying to cross Edens Expressway.”


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