Joliet, IL – A pedestrian fatality occurred on the evening of January 25 on North Larkin Avenue in Joliet, Illinois, involving two vehicles. According to Joliet Police Department, the 45-year-old male victim was struck by a southbound Chevrolet Malibu, which left the scene, and subsequently by a Toyota Sienna, whose driver remained and called 911. The incident took place in an area without a designated crosswalk.
The victim, who received immediate medical attention from officers and later from Joliet Fire Department paramedics, was pronounced dead at Ascension St Joseph Medical Center. The Chevrolet Malibu and its 37-year-old driver from Joliet were located later in the 400 block of Bridge Street. The driver is cooperating with the ongoing investigation.
Will County Coroner’s Office will confirm the victim’s identity and cause of death. Joliet Police Department urges witnesses or anyone with video footage to contact their Traffic Unit at (815) 724-3010. No citations have been issued yet as the investigation continues.