Man, 78, hit and killed while crossing street in Niles

NILES, Ill. (WLS) -- An elderly man has died after he was struck by a vehicle while crossing the street Friday morning in north suburban Niles.

According to the Niles Police Department, Michael Horcher, 78, was walking across Dempster Street when he was hit by a vehicle traveling westbound approaching Western Avenue at approximately 6:18 a.m. The driver, an 18-year-old man who was traveling with his mother as a passenger, remained on the scene and cooperated with police.

Horcher was rushed to Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, where he died from injuries sustained in the accident.

The Major Crash Assistance Team is assisting Niles police in the ongoing investigation.
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