Bicyclist struck and killed in Mundelein
A bicyclist was struck and killed in Mundelein Wednesday night in what was initially a hit-and-run. Police say a person came “in voluntarily and indicated that he may have been involved in the accident.”
40-year-old Carl Roderwald was reported missing Thursday. He had last been seen at the Crossroads Inn around 10:30 Wednesday night.
Police worked with the victim’s cell phone provider and were able to narrow down his location.
They searched along Route 83, near McCrae Lane, and found a badly damaged bike. The victim was found nearby in the tall grass.
Police say at around 1:30 this afternoon a man in his 60s contacted them after realizing he was on the same stretch of Route 83 as Roderwald at about the same time. The driver of a Ford F150 pickup truck knew he hit something, but told police he never imagined it was the man on his bike.
Roderwald is survived by his wife and 16-year old daughter.
No charges have been filed pending further investigation.