Man dies two weeks after Marquette Park hit-and-run

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Surveillance photo of the silver or gray car that struck a man before speeding away March 12 in the 3000 block of West 71st Street. | Chicago Police

A 55-year-old man died early Saturday after he was struck by a vehicle in a hit-and-run crash earlier this month in the Marquette Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side.

At 6:03 p.m. March 12, Julian Guerra was crossing the street southbound in the 3000 block of West 71st Street when he was struck by the car, authorities said. The vehicle sped away westbound on 71st after the crash.

Guerra, who lived in the 7100 block of South Mozart, was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead at 1:51 a.m. Saturday, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. An autopsy Sunday found he died of multiple injuries he suffered in the crash and his death was ruled an accident.

Chicago Police described the vehicle as a silver or gray car, possibly a Pontiac. The medical examiner’s office described the vehicle as a pickup truck.

As of early Monday, no one has been charged in connection with the crash. Anyone with information is asked to contact the police Major Accident Investigation Unit at (312) 745-4521.

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