Pedestrian Killed in Hit-and-Run Crash Near I-55

Two people taken into custody, police said

Friday, Sep 7, 2012  |  Updated 6:16 AM CDT
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Pedestrian Killed in Hit-and-Run Crash

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Chicago Police investigate a fatal hit-and-run Friday on Chicago's Southwest Side.

A pedestrian was killed early Friday in a hit-and-run crash on Chicago's Southwest Side, authorities said.

Chicago Police and the Illinois Department of Transportation confirmed a man, possibly a newspaper vendor, was struck by a vehicle at about 4:30 a.m. at Damen Avenue and Interstate-55.

The vehicle fled the scene on Damen Avenue, police said, and two people later were taken into custody at a different location.

Sky5 images showed newspapers scattered over the road. Police continue to investigate the crash.

Damen was shut down over I-55 from Archer to South Blue Island avenues.

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