Landscaping Worker Hit, Killed by Minivan in Mount Prospect

A landscaping worker was fatally struck by a minivan Sunday in northwest suburban Mount Prospect.

The minivan was eastbound on Golf Road at 11:13 a.m. when it hit the worker and rear-ended an electronic arrow signboard that was hitched to a landscaping pickup truck near Robert Drive, according to Mount Prospect police. A second worker was hit by the sign after the minivan crashed into it.

The worker hit by the vehicle was taken to Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

The Cook County medical examiner’s office confirmed the death but has not released further details about the case.

The worker hit by the sign was taken to Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights, according to police, who did not specify his condition. The driver of the minivan was taken to Lutheran General with non-life threatening injuries.

The crash remains under investigation by Mount Prospect police and the Major Case Assistance Team’s Serious Traffic Accident Reconstruction Team.

Anyone with information is asked to call investigators at 847-870-5656.

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