Van Driver Killed Carlos Hernandez, 45, in Little Village Last Saturday

The 3900 block of West 28th Street. Image: Google Street View
The 3900 block of West 28th Street. Image: Google Street View

The driver of a cargo van fatally struck 45-year-old pedestrian Carlos Hernandez on Saturday night in Little Village.

Around 11:30 p.m. Hernandez was crossing the street on the 3900 block of West 28th, according to police. Motorist Soriano Marco, 49, struck the pedestrian, as well as two parked vehicles.

Hernandez, who lived on the 1600 block of South 50th Avenue in Cicero, was transported to Mount Sinai Hospital. He was pronounced dead at 11:59 p.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Marco, of the 2700 block of South Keeler Avenue, was cited for driving without a license, negligence, and failure to yield to a pedestrian in the roadway, police said.

Fatality Tracker: 2017 Chicago pedestrian and bicyclist deaths
Pedestrian: 17 (six were hit-and-run crashes)
Bicyclist: 2

Note: Streetsblog Chicago’s fatality numbers are based on media reports of fatal crashes on Chicago streets. According to fatality numbers released at a recent Mayor’s Pedestrian Advisory Council meeting, there had been 14 pedestrian deaths in Chicago this year as of April 30. There have been eight media-reported pedestrian fatality since that date, which means that a total of at least 22 people have been fatally struck while on foot in Chicago this year. In addition to the on-street bike fatalities, on June 24 a cyclist was riding on a CTA train platform when he fell on the tracks and was fatally struck.


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