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Hit-and-run caused $100K in damage to Buckingham Fountain fence: police

An SUV hit the fence surrounding the fountain Sept. 26 in the 500 block of South Columbus Drive, according to a community alert from Chicago police.

Authorities are looking for the driver of an SUV that damaged a fence near Buckingham Fountain in a hit-and-run crash Sept. 26, 2020.
Authorities are looking for the driver of an SUV that damaged a fence near Buckingham Fountain in a hit-and-run crash Sept. 26, 2020.
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Police are asking for the public’s help identifying the driver in a hit-and-run crash that damaged a fence last month near Buckingham Fountain in Grant Park.

An SUV hit the fence surrounding the fountain at 4:48 a.m. Sept. 26 in the 500 block of South Columbus Drive, according to a community alert from Chicago police. The crash caused about $100,000 in damage.

The vehicle left the scene before authorities arrived, police said. It was described as a black or dark gray crossover SUV, possibly a Chevrolet Traverse, with damage to its front and sides, including the bumper and lights.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Major Accident Investigation Unit at 312-745-4521.

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