Pedestrian fatally struck by vehicle on I-290

SHARE Pedestrian fatally struck by vehicle on I-290

A pedestrian was fatally struck by a car on the Eisenhower Expressway in the Near West Side neighborhood early Sunday.

The man, thought to be in his 50s, was struck about 4:35 a.m. in the far right eastbound lanes on I-290 near the Ogden Avenue exit, according Illinois State Police. He was pronounced dead at the scene, police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office said.

The man was seen walking from the O’Hare Forest Park Blue Line station and then onto eastbound lanes where he was fatally struck by a Toyota Camry, police said. As of Sunday afternoon, the driver was not issued any citations.

The man’s name was not being released Sunday afternoon pending notification of kin.

The Latest
Just last week, a group of historians warned President Joe Biden that today’s threats to democracy are similar to the pre-Civil War era and the homegrown sympathy for fascism before World War II.
They were standing on the sidewalk about 9 p.m. in the 3300 block of West Harrison Street when someone inside a black car fired shots.
Much of the Illinois Department of Transportation’s funding for this program is coming from the state’s $45 billion Rebuild Illinois Capital Plan but almost $16 billion more is expected to come in from the federal government.
Manager Tony La Russa admitted he pondered keeping Kopech in the game but thought the long-term considerations weighed more heavily.