Road worker killed in hit-and-run on DuSable Lake Shore Drive

The Southwest Side man, 45, was in a closed lane working on the road when he was struck by a car that took off northbound, police said.

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A hit-and-run driver left a road worker dead late Friday on DuSable Lake Shore Drive, police said.

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A road worker was killed by a hit-and-run driver on DuSable Lake Shore Drive in Lake View Friday night, police said.

Kenneth Hernandez, 45, was working on the road in a closed lane near a street sweeper vehicle around 10:50 p.m. in the 3100 block of North DuSable Lake Shore Drive when he was hit by a black sedan, according to Chicago police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

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The car continued northbound after striking Hernandez, who was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said.

Hernandez lived in the Clearing neighborhood on the Southwest Side.

He wasn’t employed by the Illinois Department of Transportation or the city of Chicago, officials said.

No one was in custody as the Major Accidents Unit of the Chicago Police Department investigated.

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