Man, 89, fatally struck by vehicle on Bishop Ford Expressway

The pedestrian was hit early Thursday in on Interstate 94 near 115th Street, state police say.

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An 89-year-old man was struck and killed by a vehicle early Thursday on the Bishop Ford Expressway near the Pullman neighborhood.

Benjamin Kennerly was hit shortly before 1 a.m. in the northbound lanes of Interstate 94 near 120th Street by a 1996 Lexus driven by a 38-year-old woman , Illinois State Police said in a statement. He died at the scene.

Kennerly was listed as an 89-year-old Chicago resident by the Cook County medical examiner’s office. An autopsy found he died of multiple injuries and ruled his death an accident.

Lanes were closed until around 5 a.m. for an investigation, state police said.

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