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Police seek public's help identifying hit-and-run driver that killed man pushing another in a wheelchair

Additional details that were not reported in our original story, the 63-year-old man who died was dragged beneath the SUV for six city blocks before he was dislodged from underneath.

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Police seek public's help identifying hit-and-run driver that killed man pushing another in a wheelchair
Police are looking for a 2007 white Chevy Equinox that struck two men on the city's south side on Thursday night. This photo is from the incident. | Photo: Chicago Police

CHICAGO - Police are seeking the public's help finding the driver of an older model Chevy Equinox that struck and killed a man and seriously wounded the man in a wheelchair he was pushing on the city's 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 Equinox SUV bearing registration number CZ74463 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 63-year-old man who was pushing him died at the scene.

Additional details that were not reported in our original story, the 63-year-old man was dragged beneath the SUV for six city blocks before he was dislodged from underneath.

No arrests have been made. Authorities are looking for a black male, approximately 5'10"-6'0" tall, 25-35 years old, with a slender build. They also say at the time he had a beard and was wearing a baseball hat.

The Major Accidents unit continues to investigate.


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