Police search for driver who killed elderly man on birthday

Police are trying to find the driver of the car that hit and killed an elderly man on the South Side on the man’s birthday.

77-year-old Arthur Johnson was crossing the intersection at 83rd and Racine Wednesday morning when he was hit by a car and killed.

Family members say Johnson was taking the same walk he did every day.

He was on his way to buy his morning paper. Except this time, he didn’t make it.

Witnesses were able to get a good description of the car.

Police are looking for black Mercedes C230 made between 2002-2005.

They say it has damage to its passenger-side windshield and driver-side hood.

If you know anything about this accident, call police.

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4 comments

  • Millerf1

    People who make and watch action movies need to think about what they are doing.

    Hope they find the driver. Someone has to have seen him. You need to turn him in for your own safety.

    Three times in two days this week I was almost hit by people violating a cross walk with people in it, and violating double yellow lines to try to get ahead…

  • ChicagoCommonSense

    Saw the video on CBS earlier today and unfortunately Mr. Johnson was not in a crosswalk….not even close. He basically tried to dash across four lanes of traffic and was nearly hit by a car going the opposite direction of the one that eventually hit him. The cowardly idiots who hit him were speeding though and most likely had ulterior reasons to not stop.

    Everybody…slow the hell down! And pedestrians…don't jaywalk anywhere in Chicago. Drivers here are not watching out for you at all.

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