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Authorities release name of man killed after vehicle hits Calumet City bus stop

The vehicle drove off the road at the intersection of Sibley Boulevard and Torrence Avenue, hitting two people who were at a bus stop, Calumet City police said in a statement.

A man was killed in a hit-and-run crash Sept. 12, 2021, in Lawndale.
A crash left a person dead and two others hurt Aug. 19, 2021, in Calumet City.
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Authorities have released the name of a man killed after a vehicle crashed into a bus stop in suburban Calumet City, injuring two others.

He was identified as Robert V. Franklin, 77, of Park Forest, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

The vehicle drove off the road about 2 p.m. Aug. 19 at the intersection of Sibley Boulevard and Torrence Avenue, hitting two people who were at a bus stop, Calumet City police said in a statement.

The vehicle then traveled into a nearby parking lot and hit a construction worker, police said.

Franklin was struck at the bus stop was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. The other two people who were hit were taken to a hospital for their injuries.

Calumet City police and the South Suburban Major Accident Reconstruction Team are investigating.