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Police seek driver who fatally struck man in Gresham hit-and-run

The 60-year-old was hit March 9 while crossing the street at Ashland Avenue and 79th Street.

Police say this vehicle struck and killed a man March 9, 2020, at Ashland Avenue and 79th Street in Gresham.
Police say this vehicle struck and killed a man March 9, 2020, at Ashland Avenue and 79th Street in Gresham.
Chicago police

Police are searching for a driver who hit and killed a man more than a week ago in Gresham on the South Side.

Chicago police said the driver was in a full-size white SUV, possibly a Dodge Journey.

Michael Cotton, 60, was struck by the vehicle about 6:40 a.m. March 9 while crossing the street in the 1600 block of West 79th Street, police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.

The driver was last seen eastbound on 76th Street near Racine Avenue, police said.

Cotton died six days later on Sunday at Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, the medical examiner’s office said.

An autopsy found Cotton died from injuries from the crash, the medical examiner’s office said. His death was ruled accidental.

Anyone with information is asked to call Chicago police’s Major Accidents Investigation Unit at 312-745-4521.