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Bicyclist killed in South Side hit-and-run

A city snowplow driver found a bicyclist dead in a South Side street Monday after an apparent hit-and-run crash.

The city snowplow driver called 911 about 6 p.m. after he saw a man lying in the 300 block of West Pershing Road, police News Affairs Officer Veejay Zala said.

The unidentified man, believed to be in his 40s, was pronounced dead at 6:29 p.m. at University of Illinois Medical Center, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

Sources said the man was riding a bicycle when he was apparently struck by a vehicle.

The motorist did not stay on the scene and police are investigating the death as a hit-and-run, police said.

An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday, the medical examiner’s office said.

The police Major Accident Investigation Unit is investigating.



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