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83-year-old man killed in hit-run in West Ridge neighborhood

Updated: August 21, 2013 8:33AM

A motorist fled after his SUV fatally struck an 83-year-old man Tuesday evening in the West Ridge neighborhood on the North Side, police said.

The man was in a crosswalk in the 2800 block of West Devon at 6:22 p.m. when he was hit, Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Ron Gaines said. He was taken to Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston, where he died. The Cook County Medical Examiner’s office could not immediately confirm the fatality late Tuesday.

The SUV was described as maroon or red and may have been a GMC or a Chevrolet, possibly a Tahoe or Suburban, Gaines said.

The police Major Accident Investigation Unit was investigating the crash.

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