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Police searching for driver involved in fatal West Side hit-and-run

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A man who was struck by a car whose driver took off and left him for dead early Friday in the East Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side has been identified.

The hit-and-run crash happened about 3:30 a.m. in the 3500 block of West Congress, according to Chicago Police.

Willie Lamont Hopkins, 42, was struck and taken to Stroger Hospital, where he died at 3:48 a.m., according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. He lived in the South Side New City neighborhood.

An autopsy conducted Saturday found Hopkins died from multiple injuries related to the crash, according to the medical examiner’s office. His death was ruled an accident.

Police are searching for a dark gray BMW sedan with damage to the left side and front end. The car was last seen driving west on Congress from St. Louis Avenue.

Anyone with information should call the Major Accidents Investigation Unit at (312) 745-4521.