There was a fatal “hit & run” pedestrian accident Tuesday evening (May 9, 2017) in Wadsworth.
According to information provided by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, a man who is believed to have been walking on the shoulder of southbound Route 41, near Hanssen Road, was fatally struck by a vehicle. The man (later identified as Igor Avilov, 54, of Lake Bluff) was declared dead at the accident scene.
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office went to the accident scene at approximately 8:45 p.m. Tuesday.
An excerpt regarding findings from the preliminary crash investigation, quoting Sgt. Christopher Covelli of the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, as seen in the May 10 Lake County News-Sun article titled “Police seek driver in Wadsworth hit-and-run fatal accident“:
Covelli said a preliminary investigation shows the man was likely walking on the shoulder of southbound Route 41 when he was struck by a southbound vehicle. Based on evidence recovered at the scene, traffic crash investigators believe the vehicle that struck the man was a 2004-2008 silver Ford F-150 pickup.
The vehicle likely has damage to the front bumper and front passenger-side headlight assembly, according to sheriff’s reports.
Those with information concerning this fatal accident are asked to call the Lake County Sheriff’s Office at 847-549-5200 or Lake County CrimeStoppers at 847-662-2222.
This fatal “hit & run” pedestrian accident remains under investigation by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Technical Crash Investigations Unit.
Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Lake County News-Sun article mentioned above as well as the May 10 Lake Forest Patch article titled “Police Seek Driver in Fatal Hit and Run.”
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