There was a fatal Waukegan Township pedestrian accident Saturday (December 1, 2018) night. The accident was a “hit & run” crash in which the driver of the vehicle that hit the pedestrian fled the accident scene.
According to information provided by the Lake County Sheriff’s Department, in a December 2, 2018 media release titled “Fatal Waukegan Township Hit-And-Run Traffic Crash” Sheriff’s Deputies were sent to the accident scene of this fatal Waukegan Township pedestrian accident at approximately 6:45 p.m. The accident scene was in the area of West Crescent Avenue and Northern Avenue.
An excerpt from the media release:
Preliminary information shows a pedestrian, a 63-year-old man of Waukegan Township, was struck by a vehicle as he was walking on Crescent Avenue, just east of Northern Avenue. The driver of the striking vehicle then fled the scene. The man was located in the front yard of a residence in the 12400 block of West Crescent Avenue. He was subsequently transported to Vista East Medical Center, where he was pronounced deceased.
The deceased pedestrian was later identified as Robert Barron. An autopsy revealed that he died from blunt force trauma injuries sustained during the accident.
This fatal Waukegan Township pedestrian accident remains under investigation by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Technical Crash Investigations Unit.
Those with information concerning the crash are asked to contact the Lake County Sheriff’s Office at 847-549-5200 or Lake County CrimeStoppers at 847-662-2222.
Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Waukegan Township pedestrian accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the media release mentioned above as well as the December 2, 2018 Daily Herald article titled “Pedestrian killed in Waukegan Township hit-and-run crash.”
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