Officials are asking for the public’s help finding the family of a man killed in a hit-and-run crash Friday morning in north suburban Waukegan.
Mark Bernard, 41, was found lying in the road about 5:30 a.m. near Washington and Genesee streets in Waukegan, according to statements from Waukegan police and the Lake County coroner’s office. Bernard, who lived in Waukegan, was taken to Vista East Medical Center in Waukegan, where he was pronounced dead.
Preliminary results of an autopsy performed Friday found he died of multiple blunt force injuries, according to the coroner’s office. Toxicology testing was pending.
Lake County Coroner Dr. Howard Cooper said his office has been unable to get in touch with Bernard’s family to notify them about his death. Anyone with information about the family was asked to call the coroner’s office at (847) 377-2200.
“This is truly a tragedy and we would appreciate the public’s help in this matter,” Cooper said in the statement.
The incident is being investigated as a hit-and-run crash and anyone with information was asked to call Waukegan police tip line at (846) 360-9001.