Fatal car crash today: Pedestrian hit by car, killed in Gage Park in 200 block of West 51st Street, Chicago Police Department says

Fatal car crash today: Pedestrian hit by car, killed in Gage Park in 200 block of West 51st Street, Chicago Police Department says

CHICAGO (TOC) — A pedestrian was struck and killed in a Southwest Facet crash early Saturday morning, Chicago police stated.

The crash occurred within the Gage Park neighborhood’s 3200 block of West 51st Road at about 4:16 a.m., police stated.

Neighbors spoke to ABC7 however did not need to present their faces on digicam. They stated they awoke to a flurry of first responders.

“I could not sleep and I simply heard a [sound], actually, actually loud. I immediately got here exterior working,” a neighbor stated.

A person was crossing the road when the motive force of a Lincoln sedan struck him, CPD stated. The sufferer was pronounced lifeless on the scene.

“My neighbors had been popping out and we had been like, ‘what occurred?’ We could not see something, we simply noticed a crash over there,” a neighbor stated. “It’s totally upsetting, very traumatic. I really feel for everyone’s’ household.”

Police stated the crash seems to be alcohol-related and positioned the motive force into custody.

“The driving force simply appeared nervous. He was very scared” the neighbor stated “Accidents occur you recognize? However, he killed anyone.”

Neighbors stated that after the motive force struck the person, he slammed into a close-by parked automotive and in the end by means of the fence of a house close to 51st and South Sawyer.

“I got here exterior and I discovered that the neighbor’s automotive and one other automotive had been within the fence. I imply, actually within the neighbor’s fence,” stated a Gage Park resident.

This girl stated drivers incessantly race down 51st Road, including that extra must be finished to encourage drivers to decelerate.

“I believe they want extra cameras right here, perhaps velocity bumps, one thing,” a neighbor stated. “It is dangerous sufficient that we stay within the time we live in, however this should not occur for a younger life to be killed like this senselessly.”

The Chicago Police Division’s Main Accidents Unit is investigating the incident.

Police stated the motive force has not but been charged.

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