Man killed in Lawndale hit-and-run

William Meritt was hit by a black Jeep while crossing the street, authorities said.

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A 57-year-old man died in a hit-and-run crash Wednesday in Lawndale on the West Side, police said.

He was struck by a black-colored Jeep about 8:55 p.m. while crossing the street with a woman in the 2400 block of West Congress Parkway, Chicago police said.

William Meritt, of Lincoln Park, was pronounced dead at the scene, the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.

An autopsy confirmed he died of injuries sustained in the crash and ruled his death an accident, the medical examiner’s office said.

The Jeep did not stop and continued east on Congress, police said.

The Chicago Police Department’s Major Accidents Unit is investigating.

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