Police Search for Driver in Fatal Hit-and-Run on Chicago’s Near North Side

Authorities are searching for the driver in a fatal hit-and-run crash on Chicago's Near North Side early Sunday, according to police.

Around 4 a.m., a 23-year-old man was in the crosswalk at the intersection of W Chicago Ave and N LaSalle Blvd when he was struck by a white SUV traveling southbound at a high rate of speed, according to police.

The victim was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead, authorities said. The Cook County Medical Examiner’s office could not immediately confirm the fatality.

The driver of the SUV fled the scene south on LaSalle, officials said. Police continue to search for the vehicle, a white 2016 Jeep Compass bearing the Indiana license plate BU3440. 

Anyone with information on the incident or the vehicle is asked to call the Chicago Police Major Accidents Investigation Unit at 312-745-4521.

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