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Pedestrian killed in Antioch hit-and-run crash

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A pedestrian was killed in a hit-and-run crash Saturday night in north suburban Antioch.

Deputies responded about 9:30 p.m. to the area of West Grass Lake Road and North Sunset Drive and found 52-year-old Brett Beckett of Antioch suffering from critical injuries, according to the Lake County Sheriff’s and Coroner’s offices.

He was taken to Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, where he was pronounced dead, authorities said. An autopsy Monday found he died of multiple traumatic injuries from being struck by a vehicle.

The driver of the vehicle that struck the man took off before deputies arrived at the scene, the sheriff’s office said.

Following an investigation, deputies located a 2012 Suzuki Grand Vitara with damage consistent with the crash, the sheriff’s office said. The SUV, which was found at an Antioch body shop, was seized and taken to an evidence storage facility for processing.

Investigators were interviewing the owner of the SUV, the sheriff’s office said. No one was in custody.

Anyone with information about the crash should call the sheriff’s office at (847) 549-5200 or Lake County CrimeStoppers at (847) 662-2222.