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80-year-old man dies nearly 2 months after West Side hit-and-run

An 80-year-old man died early Thursday, nearly two months after he was injured in a hit-and-run crash in the West Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side.

Jessie Tanner was struck by a vehicle in the 4000 block of West Congress at 8:24 a.m. Jan. 18, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. He was taken from the scene to Stroger Hospital in critical condition.

The vehicle that hit him was later found abandoned in the 1800 block of South Karlov, police said at the time.

Tanner, who also lived in the 4000 block of West Congress, was pronounced dead at 6:50 a.m. Thursday at RML Specialty Hospital, the medical examiner’s office said.

An autopsy Friday found he died from complications of multiple injuries caused by a vehicle striking a pedestrian, according to the medical examiner’s office. His death was ruled an accident.

The police Major Accidents Investigation Unit is investigating the crash.