Police investigating after hit-and-run in Niles

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NILES, Ill. — A man crossing the street was killed by a hit-and-run driver in Niles on Thursday night.

Police said Tadeusz Dec, 55, was crossing the street in the 8600 block of West Golf Road when he was struck by a vehicle.

A witness told police the driver sped away after the crash.

Dec was taken to Advocate General Lutheran Hospital in Park Ridge where he was pronounced dead.

The hit-and-run vehicle is a light-colored SUV with front end damage, according to police.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Niles Police at (847) 588-6500.