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Published on February 28, 2024
65-Year-Old Man Fatally Struck by SUV in Unlit North Barrington AreaSource: Google Street View

A tragic incident unfolded Tuesday evening in North Barrington as a man walking along the shoulder of a roadway was fatally struck by an SUV. The Lake County Sheriff's deputies arrived at the scene near Route 22 and Rainbow Road around 7 p.m., where they discovered a 65-year-old man from the local area dead in the ditch line, according to reports from WGN-TV.

An early investigation has pointed to a 2013 Ford Explorer, driven by a 47-year-old Geneva man, as the vehicle involved in the crash. The SUV was headed eastbound on Route 22 at the time of the deadly encounter. Law enforcement noted that the area where the incident occurred lacked street lighting, which paired with the pedestrian's dark-colored clothing, might have contributed to the mishap. "The pedestrian was wearing dark clothing and that the area of Route 22 where the crash occurred is unlit," the sheriff's office stated, as reported by CBS News Chicago.

The driver of the Explorer was unharmed in the crash and made immediate steps to contact emergency services, dialing 911, and followed through with cooperative efforts during the ongoing investigation. There has been no indication of any charges at present.

Further inquiries into this incident are being handled by the Lake County Sheriff's Office Technical Crash Investigations Unit. Meanwhile, an autopsy is expected to be conducted by a Lake County Coroner's Office to determine the precise cause of death for the pedestrian, CBS News Chicago reported.