Man killed in Wadsworth hit-and-run crash

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A man was killed in a hit-and-run crash Tuesday night in north suburban Wadsworth.

Someone called 911 about 8:45 p.m. to report a body on the side of the road near Route 41 and Hanssen Road in Wadsworth, according to the Lake County sheriff’s office.

Deputies believe the man was walking at the shoulder of southbound Route 41 when he was struck by a vehicle heading south. Igor Avilov, a 54-year-old Lake Bluff resident, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Lake County coroner’s office.

Based on evidence found at the scene, the vehicle is believed to be a silver 2004-2008 Ford F-150 pickup, according to the sheriff’s office. It most likely has damage to the front bumper and front passenger-side headlight assembly.

An autopsy Thursday found Avilov died of multiple traumatic injuries, but did not rule on his cause and manner of death pending further investigation.

Body and repair shops are asked to report any suspicious damage consistent with the crash. Anyone with information should call the sheriff’s office at (847) 549-5200 or (847) 662-2222.

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