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Pedestrian, 76, struck, killed in Beach Park

BEACH PARK -- A 76-year-old pedestrian was struck and killed Nov. 18 by a car on Green Bay Road just north of Waldo Avenue, police said.

About 7 p.m., Lake County Sheriff's deputies were called to Green Bay Road north of Waldo Avenue in Beach Park for a report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle, according to a news release.

The victim, a 76-year-old Beach Park man, was found unconscious with significant injuries. Beach Park Rescue arrived soon after the deputies, police said.

Preliminary investigation showed that a 2003 Cadillac Seville, driven by a 23-year-old Beach Park woman, was traveling north on Green Bay Road. Witnesses said the pedestrian was trying to cross the street from the west side of the roadway to his driveway, which was on the east side of the roadway. As he crossed, he was struck by the Cadillac.

The pedestrian was taken to Vista East Medical Center in Waukegan via Beach Park Ambulance. Shortly after arriving at the hospital, he was pronounced dead, police said.. 

The Lake County Coroner’s Office was contacted and was in the process of scheduling an autopsy. 

The crash remains under investigation by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Technical Crash Investigations Unit.   

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