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Man changing tire fatally struck by car in Naperville

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A man was fatally struck by a car while changing a tire early Tuesday in west suburban Naperville.

At 12:01 a.m., 26-year-old Ramiro Fonseca was changing a tire on his 2004 Kia Optima at 75th Street and Fort Hill Drive when he was struck by a black 2017 Subaru Impreza driven east, according to Naperville police and the DuPage County Coroner’s Office.

Fonseca, of unincorporated Itasca, was taken to Edward Hospital in Naperville, where he was pronounced dead at 12:47 a.m., police said.

Preliminary results of an autopsy Wednesday showed he died for multiple traumatic injuries related to be struck, but a final determination of the cause and manner of his death was pending further investigation, the coroner’s office said.

Eastbound 75th Street was closed between Fort Hill Drive and Book Road until 4:06 a.m., police said.

No charges or citations have been issued as of Tuesday morning. A spokesman for Naperville police was not available to provide an update Friday.

The incident was under investigation by the police department’s traffic unit.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at (630) 420-8833.