Police seek driver in fatal hit-and-run near Chicago State University

Surveillance image of the Chevrolet Cobalt wanted in a fatal hit-and-run May 16 in the 400 block of East 95th Street. | Chicago police

Police are asking for the public’s help in the search for the driver in a hit-and-run crash that killed a pedestrian last week near Chicago State University on the South Side.

Cleo Andrews, 41, was crossing the street about 1:30 a.m. on May 16 in the 400 block of East 95th Street when a blue Chevrolet Cobalt swerved and struck him, Chicago police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.

Emergency responders took Andrews to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 2:31 a.m., authorities said.

An autopsy found that Andrews, who lived in Chatham, died of multiple injuries from being struck by a motor vehicle, the medical examiner’s office said. His death was ruled an accident.

The four-door Cobalt, which had an Illinois license plate of “BE82675,” was last seen heading east on 95th from Vernon Avenue, police said. It likely has “extensive damage to the windshield and roof.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the CPD Major Accident Investigation Unit at 312-745-4521.