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Police seek car that killed pedestrian in Near West Side hit-and-run

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CHICAGO (CBS) – A man is dead after being struck by a car on the city's Near West Side early Saturday morning.

Police said around 1:06 a.m., officers responded to the scene, in the 800 block of West Washington Boulevard, where witnesses say a black Mercedes disregarded a stop sign and struck the 26-year-old victim who was crossing at the time.

The black Mercedes continued eastbound on Washington, police said.

The victim, later identified as 26-year-old James Richardtho by the Medical Examiner's Office, suffered blunt force trauma to the whole body and was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

The car is described as a black in color four-door, 2006-2010 Mercedes-Benz sedan and is expected to be missing the passenger side-view mirror with possibly some front-end damage.

Chicago Police Department

Anyone with additional information or video is asked to contact the Major Accidents Investigation Unit at 312-745-4521.

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