CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) - Police are looking for two people in connection with a hit-and-run crash that left a man dead early Monday near the Dan Ryan Expressway in the South Side Park Manor neighborhood.
The man was walking on a curb near the Dan Ryan Expressway at 3:59 a.m. when he was fatally struck by a black 2017 Nissan Murano SUV in the 6900 block of South Lafayette, according to a community alert from Chicago Police.
The Nissan drove off north on Lafayette and was later found abandoned near the 69th Street CTA Red Line station at 15 W. 69th St., police said.
Illinois State Police deputies were called at 2:10 p.m. for reports of a body in the grassy median near the ramp from southbound I-94 to 71st Street, according to Trooper Woodrow Montgomery. Investigators arrived to find 57-year-old Tyrone Fizer dead. The investigation was turned over to the CPD.
An autopsy on Fizer did not rule on the cause and manner of his death pending further investigation, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office. He lived in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side.
Chicago Police released surveillance images of the occupants of the Nissan Wednesday morning and are asking anyone with information about the crash or the vehicle to call the Major Accidents Investigation Unit at (312) 745-4521.