Police: Pedestrian killed in Mount Prospect hit-and-run

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The 1800 block of West Algonquin Road in Mount Prospect, where police say a vehicle fatally struck a pedestrian and then sped off late Sunday. | Network Video Productions

A man was struck and killed in a hit-and-run crash Sunday night in northwest suburban Mount Prospect, police said.

About 8:15 p.m., a 46-year-old Arlington Heights man was struck by a vehicle in the eastbound lanes of Algonquin Road, east of Briarwood Drive, according to a statement from Mount Prospect police.

The man was taken to Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights, where was he was pronounced dead, police said. The Cook County medical examiner’s office could not immediately confirm the fatality.

Police said the vehicle may be dark colored with front-end damage.

The Major Case Assistance Team’s Serious Traffic Accident Reconstruction Team is assisting Mount Prospect police with the investigation.

Anyone with information about the crash is asked to contact police at (847) 870-5656. Individuals can make anonymous tips by calling (847) 590-7867 or texting “MPPD plus your tip” to 274637. A $1,000 reward is offered for any information leading to an arrest and prosecution.

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A shoe on the street in Mount Prospect where police say a pedestrian was killed by a hit-and-run driver Sunday night. | Network Video Productions

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