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Lawrence Ware, 52, killed in West Garfield, is 2nd Chicago hit-and-run ped fatality in 3 days

5:31 PM CDT on August 3, 2022

5th/Pulaski, looking south. Image: Google Maps

Update 8/17/22, 9:45 AM: The Cook County medical examiner's office has identified the victim in this case as Lawrence Ware, 52, of the 4000 block of West Carroll Avenue, a mile north of the crash site.

Police recently announced that the vehicle whose driver struck Ware was a silver 2007-2012 Toyota Camry sedan, and released these surveillance images of the car.  

Images: CPD
Images: CPD

On Saturday night, a driver struck and killed Octavio Bahena Urquiza, 38, on the 4500 block of West Diversey Avenue and fled the scene. Three days later, last night Lawrence Ware, 52, died after another hit-and-run motorist struck him in West Garfield Park, and a second driver ran him over.

According to police, on Tuesday, August 2, around 9:30 p.m., Ware was crossing the street in the 4000 block of West 5th Avenue, a southwest-northeast diagonal street. the cross street, Pulaski Road, has five lanes, which encourages speeding.

The driver of a silver vehicle struck the man and fled south on Pulaski, witnesses told responding officers. A 20-year-old male driver then ran over the man in the road, but stayed on the scene.

Ware, who lived a mile north of the crash site in the 4000 block of West Carrol Avenue was taken to Mt. Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.

As of this afternoon, no one was in custody.

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Fatality Tracker: 2022 Chicago pedestrian and bicyclist deaths on surface streets (including one scooter-on-sidewalk case)

Pedestrian: 20
Bicyclist: 5

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.

2022 Chicago pedestrian fatality cases (including one scooter-on-sidewalk case)

2022 Chicago bike fatality cases

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