Aurora Police Department Investigating Fatal Hit-and-Run with Pedestrian, Lincoln Avenue Near Claim Street, Aurora
Police, firefighters, and paramedics responded about 1:00 a.m. Sunday, September 12, 2021 to a report of a hit-and-run vehicle crash with a pedestrian on Lincoln Avenue near Claim Street. Just after 1:00 a.m. on Sunday, Aurora Police’s 911 Telecommunications Center received 911 calls of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle in a hit-and-run in the block of 200 North Lincoln Avenue. When officers arrived on the scene, they found a man in the roadway in extremely critical condition. Aurora Fire Department paramedics arrived on the scene, treated the man, and transported him to the hospital. Despite lifesaving measures by paramedics and hospital staff, the man was pronounced dead a short time later.
Additional police officers on the scene immediately began interviewing witnesses as APD’s Traffic Division responded to begin investigating the crash. Officers were able to gather information about the fleeing vehicle, which is described as a two-toned pickup truck with a Mexican flag wrapped on the front hood and another Mexican flag on the back tailgate. It appears that the passenger side headlight was damaged in the crash and no longer functions. Investigators believe the truck is likely a Ford model pickup truck and has damage to the front passenger side and is missing the front grill.
Information can also be reported anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 630-892-1000. Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards of up to $5,000 and anonymity to people who furnish information leading to the arrest of felony crime offenders and the capture of felony fugitives.
The Kane County Coroner’s Office responded to the hospital and the victim was identified as Michael Brooks, 59, of the 400 block of Lakelawn Boulevard in Aurora.
The area around the 400 block of Lincoln Avenue remained closed for several hours while traffic investigators reconstructed the accident. Volunteers from Aurora’s Emergency Management Agency responded to the area to assist with closures and scene lighting.
Citizen with any information about the crash or the vehicle involved are urged to contact the Aurora Police Department Traffic Division at 630-256-5330 or by emailing [email protected] …
Information can also be reported anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 630-892-1000. Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards up to $5,000 and anonymity to people who furnish information leading to the arrest of felony crime offenders and the capture of felony fugitives.
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