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Hit-and-run driver kills man pushing another in a wheelchair

A 56-year-old man in a wheelchair and an as-yet-unidentified man who was pushing him were struck by a vehicle in a hit-and-run late Thursday. The man pushing the man in the wheelchair was killed.

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Hit-and-run driver kills man pushing another in a wheelchair

CHICAGO — A man pushing another man in a wheelchair has been killed after both were struck by a hit-and-run driver on Chicago's far South Side.

The hit-and-run happened on the 9400 block of S. Ashland in the Brainerd neighborhood in the city's Washington Heights community area on the city's far south side.

Police said a 2007 white Chevy SUV hit the men about 6:30 p.m. Thursday evening and failed to stop.

The 56-year-old man in the wheelchair was taken to a hospital where he was listed Thursday in serious condition. The as-yet-unidentified man who was pushing him died at the scene.

No arrests have been made. The Major Accidents unit is investigating.


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