Fatal Hit & Run Accident In Zion, Illinois

There was a fatal Hit & Run accident in Zion, Illinois on Wednesday morning, October 10.  The victim has been identified as Francisco Jose Avila-Castro, 20, of Waukegan.

Details regarding the accident are somewhat limited.

The Hit & Run occurred at approximately 5:15 a.m., near the intersection of 33rd Street and North Geneva Lane.  Avila-Castro was walking when the accident happened, according to Zion Police.

Parts from the car damaged during the collision were found.  According to Zion Police, the parts fit a red 2004-2008 Toyota Scion XB; or, they may also fit other Toyota and Lexus vehicles.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources including the October 11 ABC Chicago story titled “Zion hit-and-run victim identified as 20-year-old Waukegan man, Francisco Jose Avila-Castro” as well as the Chicago Sun-Times article of October 10 titled “Police:  One dead in Zion hit-and-run crash.”


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