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Man fatally struck by vehicle on Edens Expressway at Dempster

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A man was struck and killed by a car Friday as he stood near a semitrailer on the shoulder of the Edens Expressway in the north suburbs.

The fatal crash happened about 3:10 p.m. on southbound Interstate 94 just past Dempster Street, Illinois State Police said.

Khalil Abbelrazig Fouad, 55, was a passenger of the semitrailer and standing with the driver on the right shoulder near their vehicle when a car struck him, state police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. No other injuries were reported.

Fouad was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. The driver of the car stopped near the crash.

Southbound lanes were shut down for an investigation until about 7:40 p.m., police said.

The Cook County medical examiner’s office confirmed the man was from Browns Summit, North Carolina. An autopsy conducted Saturday ruled his death an accident, saying that he had died of multiple injuries from the crash.

State police are investigating.