Man killed in hit-and-run on Near North Side

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A 23-year-old man was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver on the Near North Side Sunday morning, Chicago police said. (WLS)

A 23-year-old man was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver on the Near North Side Sunday morning, Chicago police said.

The 23-year-old man was in the crosswalk in the 800-block of North LaSalle Street when he was struck by a white Jeep Compass SUV with Indiana license plate BU3440 at about 4 a.m., police said. The driver continued south on LaSalle Street and did not stop, police said.

The victim was transported to Northwestern Memorial Hospital where he died a short time later, police said. He was identified as Phillip Levato, of Chicago, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office.

A stock image of a Jeep Compass SUV.


No one was in custody Sunday afternoon. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Chicago police Major Accident Investigation Unit at (312) 745-4521.
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