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Elderly man killed in Morton Grove hit-and-run

(MORTON GROVE) An elderly man was killed in a hit-and-run crash Monday night in northwest suburban Morton Grove Monday.

Richard A. Mikulec, 86, was struck by the vehicle about 7:45 p.m. near the intersection of Shermer and Harlem, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Mikulec, of the 7100 block of Foster Street in Morton Grove, was taken to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, where he later died, authorities said.

An autopsy Tuesday found Mikulec died of multiple injuries from the crash and his death was ruled an accident, according to the medical examiner’s office.

The vehicle that hit the pedestrian — which may have front-end damage — had not been located as of Tuesday morning, according to Morton Grove police.