WICKER PARK — A 23-year-old Logan Square man was struck and killed by speeding car while crossing the street in Wicker Park early Sunday, police said.
About 1:30 a.m., a man was crossing the street in the 2000 block of West Division Street when a speeding Toyota Camry heading east on Division struck him, police said. The driver of the car didn't stop after hitting the man and remains at large.
The victim, identified by the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office as Eric Judge, 23, of Logan Square, was taken to Stroger Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Judge was struck on a popular nightlife strip on Division Street, often filled with people on Saturday nights.
The car was described as a late model, white Toyota Camry. Further information was not immediately available.
Last week amid an uptick in pedestrian deaths, the city released its Vision Zero plan, which aims to bring the number of people killed in traffic crashes to zero.
The plan comes as the Governors Highway Safety Association estimates pedestrian deaths rose 11 percent around the country between 2015 and 2016. Chicago itself saw 44 pedestrians killed in 2016, higher than the average of 38 annual deaths since 2010, and crashes have affected thousands of people walking, riding a bike or driving, according to a February report from the Mayor's Pedestrian Advisory Council.