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Semi-truck driver fatally struck Luis Galdos, 41, on North Avenue in Humboldt Park

2:31 AM CDT on July 29, 2020

The intersection of North and Kimball avenues. Image: Google Maps

The driver of a semi-truck fatally struck 41-year-old Luis Galvos while he walking on North Avenue in Humboldt Park on the evening of Monday, July 27.

At about 7:33 p.m., Galvos was "walking between cars in the street" on the 3400 block of North Avenue, police said. The Chicago Department of Transportation recently striped bike lanes on this stretch of North, which has five mixed-traffic lanes.

The trucker was stopped at a red light facing east, according to the police. After he proceeded through the intersection, multiple bystanders flagged him down to tell him he had run over the pedestrian with the rear passenger-side wheels of the semi.

Galvos was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

The trucker was taken to St. Mary's Hospital for observation and given a citation for Failure to Yield. Major Accidents is investigating the case.

Fatality Tracker: 2020 Chicago pedestrian and bicyclist deaths on surface streets

Pedestrian: 14
Bicyclist: 4

Note: Streetsblog Chicago’s traffic death numbers represent fatal crashes on Chicago surface streets, based on media reports and/or preliminary Chicago Police Department data released by the Chicago Department of Transportation.

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