Police release photo of red Volkswagen wanted in fatal Cragin hit-and-run

Chicago police release a photo of the red Volkswagen wanted in a fatal hit-and-run Thursday in the Cragin neighborhood. | Chicago police

Chicago police are looking for the driver of a red Volkswagen who struck and killed a 50-year-old pedestrian Thursday morning in the Cragin neighborhood on the Northwest Side.

The model was described as a two-door 2006 to 2009 red Volkswagen GTI hatchback or a similar model, with silver rims and no sunroof, according to a community alert from Chicago police. Its front left corner is likely damaged.

The fatal hit-and-run happened at 4:14 a.m. Thursday in the 3000 block of North Cicero, police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. The red Volkswagen drove south on Cicero and rammed into Solomon Gutierrez as he crossed the street with another male.

Gutierrez, who lived in west suburban Cicero, was pronounced dead at the scene about 15 minutes later, authorities said.

The Volkswagen driver kept going south on Cicero and has not been arrested, police said. No one else was injured.

Anyone with information on the crash is asked to call Chicago police’s Major Accident Investigation Unit at (312) 745-4521.