CHICAGO — There are new developments in the hit-and-run accident that killed a pedestrian on the West Loop Saturday morning. Chicago police released photos of the car involved, and officials have publicly identified the victim.
Police said the 26-year-old man was crossing the intersection of Washington and Green Streets when the driver of a Mercedes-Benz sedan hit a stop sign and struck him at about 1:05 a.m. bottom. Richard Thompson of Plainfield.
After hitting Thompson, the driver continued heading east out of Washington without asking for help, police said.
The Chicago Police Department’s Major Accident Investigator (MAIU) has released surveillance images showing the Mercedes before the accident. According to CPD, the car is expected to be a black He four-door model built between 2006 and 2010 with damage to the front end and a missing passenger-side mirror.
Police are also asking management of businesses and buildings along Washington between Sangamon Street and Wacker Drive to review surveillance footage for vehicle video.
“All citizens are also encouraged to contact the MAIU with information if a possible vehicle belongs to a neighbor, friend, or family member,” the department said in a media release.
Information can be shared with investigators by calling 312-745-4521 and referring to case number JG-198105.