Police in suburban Niles are searching for a suspect in a hit-and-run crash that left a 68-year-old man dead, with authorities saying that another vehicle then struck the man a short time later at the same location.
According to police, an officer was in a parking lot in the 8600 block of West Dempster street at approximately 9:37 p.m. on Wednesday when he heard a loud noise.
The officer looked up and saw a Honda minivan strike a man’s body in the northbound lanes of Greenwood Avenue.
The driver of the minivan stayed on the scene and cooperated with officers. Dash-cam footage from the officer’s vehicle showed that the victim had been lying in the street prior to the minivan striking him.
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Later, officers were able to obtain video surveillance that captured the original collision. In that incident, a vehicle driving northbound on Greenwood had struck the victim, and had then fled the scene.
The victim in the case was identified as 68-year-old Kimball Jacks, a Park Ridge resident.
The Niles Police Department is continuing to investigate the crash, and anyone with information is encouraged to call authorities at 847-588-6570.