Fatal Waukegan Pedestrian Accident Along Grand Avenue

There was a fatal Waukegan pedestrian accident Sunday (February 3, 2019) evening. The accident was a “hit & run,” i.e. the vehicle that hit the man left the accident scene.

This fatal Waukegan pedestrian accident occurred along Grand Avenue.

An excerpt regarding the crash, from the February 3 ,2019 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Man fatally struck by vehicle in Waukegan hit-and-run“:

Police were called about a person lying in the street about 11:45 p.m. in the 2900 block of Grand Avenue, according to Waukegan Police Cmdr. Joe Florip.

Officers arrived to find a 38-year-old man who appeared to have been hit by a vehicle, Florip said. He had apparently been near the curb in the eastbound lane when he was hit.

As is often the case when a person is hit by a vehicle the man’s injuries were severe. He was taken to a hospital for treatment of his accident injuries, where he was later pronounced dead. Later, the man was identified as Christopher Harris, 22, of Waukegan.

This fatal Waukegan pedestrian accident is being investigated by the Waukegan Police Department’s Major Traffic Crash Unit. Those with information concerning the crash are asked to call Sgt. Roush at 847-599-2630.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above as well as the February 4, 2019 Lake County News-Sun article titled “Pedestrian dies of injuries after being struck by hit-and-run driver in Waukegan, police say.”


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