Bicyclist, 72, killed in Lawndale hit-and-run

He was riding a bike when he was hit by a white sedan in the 1500 block of South Central Park Avenue, police say.

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A bicyclist was fatally struck by a car July 13, 2020, in the 1500 block of South Central Park Avenue in Lawndale.

A bicyclist was fatally struck by a car July 13, 2020, in the 1500 block of South Central Park Avenue in Lawndale.

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A 72-year-old man on a bicycle was killed in a hit-and-run Monday in Lawndale on the West Side.

He was struck by a white sedan about 2:21 a.m. in the 1500 block of South Central Park Avenue, according to Chicago police. The car drove off after hitting him.

Walter Williams Jr. of Lawndale. was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Autopsy results released Tuesday found he died of injuries from the crash. His death was ruled accidental.

Officers in the area stopped a white car with front-end damage that matched the description of the vehicle that hit him, police said.

One person of interest was questioned by detectives. However, no formal arrest has been made.

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