CHICAGO — Chicago police on Friday released an image of the vehicle allegedly involved in a deadly hit-and-run crash on the city’s South Side.
According to police, the driver of a 2007 white Chevy Equinox with Illinois license plate number CZ74463 struck a male pushing a 56-year-old man in a wheelchair in the 9400 block of S. Ashland Ave., around 6:20 p.m., in the city’s Brainerd neighborhood.
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The man pushing the wheelchair, who police said was 63, became dislodged underneath the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The 56-year-old male was transported to Christ Hospital in serious condition.
Based on witness accounts, police described the hit-and-run driver as male, 5-foot-10-inches to 6 feet in height, in the age range of 25-35, with a slender build. He may also have a beard and may have been wearing a baseball hat at the time of the crash.
On Jan. 5, Chicago police said the vehicle was last seen being driven northbound in the 7700 block of South Aberdeen Street with the headlights on. The vehicle appears to have damage to the front passenger side fender and hood.
Anyone with information may leave an anonymous tip at cpdtip.com.
CPD’s Major Accidents Unit is investigating.