Possible Suspect Questioned In Hit-and-Run Crash

Carl Roderwald killed in hit-and-run crash Wednesday night

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    Carl Roderwald never made it home after a Wednesday night volleyball game. Authorities used his cell phone to track his location and found his body along the side of a road. NBC Chicago's Regina Waldroup spoke with Roderwald's widow and reports for the NBC 5 NEWS at NOON on May 23, 2014.

    Mundelein police are interviewing an individual who may be responsible for a hit-and-run accident that led to a bicyclist's death Wednesday night.

    Carl Roderwald, 40, was riding his bike home following a volleyball game when he was struck by a vehicle along Route 83.

    Police say a man voluntarily turned himself in on Friday and indicated he may have been involved in the fatal accident. Investigators are also processing a Ford pickup believed to have struck Roderwald.

    "[The driver] took the most important person in my life away from me," Roderwald's wife, Victoria, said Friday. "You have to turn yourself in. You have to. You owe it to him." 

    The victim's cell phone was first located near the intersection of routes 83 and 176 on Thursday night, Mundelein police said in a statement. Roderwald's body and a damaged bicycle were found nearby, just north of McRae Lane.

    It appeared he was struck by a vehicle that left the scene, police said.

    "He was the best man I ever knew," Victoria Roderwald said through tears. "And I loved him so much."

    The couple had been married seven years, and Carl recently celebrated his 40th birthday.

    Police are looking for witnesses who were in the area Wednesday night.

    "Somebody, we know, out there knows about this," Chief Eric Guenther. "We're just looking for any information, any help we can get to bring this to closure."

    No charges have been filed, pending further investigation and review by the Lake County States Attorney' Office.

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