Police have released the identity of the pedestrian who was struck by a car in darkness Monday morning about 5:00 a.m. Gabriel Gutierrez-Gomez of Elgin was identified as the pedestrian struck and killed by a vehicle early Monday morning near Hoffman Estates. The 27-year-old man from Elgin was walking along Golf Road when he was hit by westbound Nissan Versa.
Cook County Sheriff’s police and Bartlett firefighter/paramedics responded about 5:00 AM Monday to a report of a car-pedestrian incident near Golf Road and Route 59 Hoffman Estates, IL. Cook County Sheriff’s police report that a 56-year-old man was driving a Nissan Versa westbound on Golf between Rohrssen Road and Route 59 at 5 a.m. when he realized he hit something and stopped to investigate. He noticed the body of a pedestrian in the roadway and called 911.
Guierrez-Gomez was struck and killed by the car in a stretch of Golf Road with wooded areas on both sides. The pedestrian was wearing dark clothing in pre-dawn conditions, which made it difficult for the driver to see the pedestrian.
Golf Road was closed during an investigation of the incident, and was reopened at about 8:45 a.m.
Police have identified the victim but are withholding the victim’s name pending notification of next of kin.
UPDATE: Hoffman Estates: pedestrian struck in crash on Golf Rd. has died. Golf Rd CLOSED: Rohrssen to Rt. 59. pic.twitter.com/9pCI8mEdMa
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