River Forest police investigate a crash that killed a pedestrian Thursday night in the western suburb. | NVP

Man fatally struck by vehicle in River Forest

SHARE Man fatally struck by vehicle in River Forest
SHARE Man fatally struck by vehicle in River Forest

A River Forest man was fatally struck by a vehicle Thursday night while crossing a street in the western suburb, police said.

The 58-year-old was trying to cross North Avenue near Lathrop Avenue about 10:28 p.m. when an eastbound vehicle struck him, River Forest Police Deputy Chief Jim O’Shea said.

The driver stayed at the scene, as did several witnesses, O’Shea said. The man was taken to Gottlieb Hospital in Melrose Park, where he later died.

Witnesses said he was crossing the street against the light, and the vehicle would not have had time to avoid the accident, O’Shea said.

The pedestrian lived in River Forest, but authorities were not releasing his name as of Friday afternoon.

Police found no indication the driver was impaired by drugs or alcohol, the deputy chief said. No citations or charges have been issued.

An accident reconstruction specialist with the Forest Park Police Department was assisting in the investigation.

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