Man fatally struck by van in Greater Grand Crossing

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A man was fatally struck by a van Friday night in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood on the South Side.

Terrence Edwards, 51, stepped out into traffic about 8:15 p.m. on 69th Street just east of Lafayette when he was struck by a 1998 Chevrolet van that was heading east, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. The man was not in a crosswalk, police said.

Edwards, of the 800 block of East 88th Street, was taken to St. Bernard Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 8:49 p.m., authorities said.

Police said the driver remained at the scene of the crash and called 911. He was cited for driving an unregistered vehicle.

The police Major Accidents Investigation Unit is handling the case.

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