Police seek driver in deadly Chatham hit-and-run

Police are looking for the driver of this SUV who fatally struck a man Monday night in the Chatham neighborhood | Chicago police

Chicago police are looking for the driver of an SUV that fatally struck a pedestrian and drove off Monday night in the Chatham neighborhood.

Eric Ray, 59, was crossing in the middle of the street around 9:24 p.m. in the 400 block of East 79th Street when he was struck by a tan, 2000 – 2006 Chevrolet Tahoe that kept driving, police said.

Ray was transported to the University of Chicago Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. 


Police said the Tahoe sustained damage to the front driver side, bumper, grille and hood.

The SUV was last seen traveling northbound on Martin Luther King Drive toward 78th Street.

CPD's Major Accidents unit is investigating.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at (312) 745-4521.