Hit-and-Run Driver Fatally Struck Steven T. Brown, 52, in Back of the Yards

The 1500 block of West 47th Street. Image: Google Street View
The 1500 block of West 47th Street. Image: Google Street View

Police are searching for the hit-and-run driver who fatally struck 52-year-old Steven T. Brown in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on Sunday, September 24.

According to the Chicago Police Department, on the day of the crash a person flagged down officers in the 1500 block of West 47th Street and reported that Brown had been hit by a westbound motorist. The police saw the victim lying in the middle of the street with head and body injuries.

Brown was transported to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on Thursday at 5:40 a.m, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. He had lived in the 1500 block of West 91st Street in the Washington Heights community.

Witnesses said they were unable to provide a description of the vehicle, police said. Major Accidents is investigating.

Fatality Tracker: 2017 Chicago pedestrian and bicyclist deaths
Pedestrian: 33
Bicyclist: 3

Note: Streetsblog Chicago’s traffic death numbers represent fatal crashes on Chicago streets. The pedestrian count above is based on Chicago Police Department data for January through July released by the Chicago Department of Transportation, plus media reports for August through October. 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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