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Motorcyclist killed by hit-and-run driver, police say

Police are seeking a motorist who left the scene after a motorcyclist was struck. The victim’s name has not yet been released.
Police are seeking a motorist who left the scene after a motorcyclist was struck. The victim’s name has not yet been released.

One person died Monday night following a hit-and-run crash in Washington Park, according to officials.

The person was driving a motorcycle in the village at the time of the crash, which was reported around 6:45 p.m. Washington Park Fire Chief Charles Schreiber said the motorcyclist was struck by a vehicle near the intersection of Kingshighway and Hallows Avenue. Authorities are still searching for the vehicle that hit the motorcycle.

The St. Clair County Coroner’s Office said the driver who died has been identified, but they did not release the person’s name. Family members of the victim have not yet been notified as of Tuesday morning.

Washington Park Police and Illinois State Police investigated the crash.

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