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Man fatally struck by vehicle in Waukegan hit-and-run

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A man was killed in a hit-and-run crash late Sunday in north suburban Waukegan.

Police were called about a person lying in the street about 11:45 p.m. in the 2900 block of Grand Avenue, according to Waukegan Police Cmdr. Joe Florip.

Officers arrived to find 22-year-old Christopher Harris, who appeared to have been hit by a vehicle, according to Florip and the Lake County coroner’s office. Harris had apparently been near the curb in the eastbound lane when he was hit.

Harris was taken to a hospital with “severe injuries” and was pronounced dead about 2 a.m. Monday, authorities said. His death is being investigated as a vehicular homicide.

An autopsy found Harris died of blunt force injuries from being struck by an automobile, the coroner’s office said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Sgt. Roush with the Waukegan Police Department’s Major Traffic Crash Unit at (847) 599-2630.