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Park Ridge Police Investigate Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash

On Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at approximately 10:16 a.m. Park Ridge Police officers responded to a 911 call for a pedestrian who was struck by a vehicle near Devon Avenue and Fairview Avenue. Upon arrival, units observed the victim lying on the ground. The Park Ridge Fire Department responded and transported the victim to Lutheran General Hospital. The victim was pronounced dead at 12:23 p.m. Responding officers were able to speak with the driver of the vehicle which struck the victim and began a preliminary investigation. The department’s Major Crash Unit (MCU) investigative team, along with STAR, a multijurisdictional crash investigative team, were activated to collect information, evidence and to review the crash. The identity of the victim will be released pending family notification. No citations have been issued at this point but may be issued after the investigation is complete.

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