CHICAGO — Police are talking to a man who hit and killed a cyclist with his Mercedes in Old Town Wednesday night, officials said.
Robert Cann, 26, was hit by a car about 6:35 p.m. near the intersection of North Clybourn Avenue and North Larrabee Street as the driver and the cyclist were traveling southbound on Clybourn, said Officer Jose Estrada, a police spokesman.
Cann, of the 3200 block of North Southport Avenue, was rushed from the scene to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in critical condition. He was pronounced dead at 7:05 p.m., officials said.
The driver of the Mercedes, a 28-year-old man, stayed on scene after the accident and hadn't been charged with with anything as of Thursday morning, Estrada said.
Police said the driver was in custody.
Friends and family members of Cann described him as an avid cyclist who moved to Chicago about three years and was involved in Critical Mass, an organized effort in which cyclists band together and ride in order to "take back the streets" on the last Friday of every month.