CHICAGO — One person was dead and at least one other injured after a driver hit a pedestrian before slamming into three cars on the Southwest Side early Monday, police said.
A driver was leaving the Stevenson Expressway when the car struck a pedestrian in the 4200 block of South Cicero Avenue about 12:45 a.m., said Lt. Steve Sesso, a Chicago Police Department spokesman.
After hitting the person, the driver fled and struck a car, which struck two other cars that were stopped in traffic along Cicero Avenue, Sesso said.
The driver of the first car that was hit died, according to police and the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office. He was identified as Sandro Santoyo, 34, of the 4700 block of South Avers Avenue. An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday.
The injured pedestrian was taken to a local hospital for treatment, though the person's condition was not available, police said.
Authorities took the driver of the car that struck the victims to a local hospital, where he is in custody with charges pending, Sesso said.