Illinois State Police seeks the public’s help in finding a vehicle that struck and killed a 17-year-old boy Saturday on westbound Interstate 88 near Joslin.

The name of the victim, who is from northeastern Illinois, is not being released due to his age, police said. His family has been notified. 

An autopsy is tentatively scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday in Dixon, Rock Island County Coroner Brian Gustafson said.

Based on the investigation at the scene, police believe they are looking for a full-size pickup or SUV, Illinois State Police spokesman Jason Wilson said.

While the color of the vehicle remained unknown Sunday, Wilson said the vehicle could be missing a driver’s side mirror and have damage to the driver’s side headlight.

About 7:25 p.m. Saturday, Illinois State Police received a call about a fatal crash on westbound I-88 at mile marker 6 near Joslin, Wilson said.

Investigators said the teen was walking on the roadway when he was struck by a passing vehicle. The vehicle left the scene of the crash. So far, no witnesses to the crash have come forward, Wilson said.

Anyone traveling along Interstate 88 near Joslin between 7:15-7:30 p.m. Saturday and possibly saw anything that could be related to the incident is asked to call the Illinois State Police District 7 headquarters in East Moline at 309-752-4915, Ext. 0.

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angelita37
angelita37

AT FIRST I HAVE GIVEN THE BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT THAT MAYBE THE PERSON WHO DID THIS, DID NOT KNOW AND MAY BE THOUGHT HE/THEY /SHE, HIT AN ANIMAL
BUT COM'ON ITS ALMOST A WEEK , IM SURE BY NOW THEY KNOW WHAT THEY DID, IM SURE THEY ARE AFRAID, BUT PLEASE COME FORWARD TO GIVE EMILIO FORECLOSURE TO RIP
ANY ONE MUST TO HAVE SEEN SOMETHING, SOMEONE MUST TO HAVE HEARD SOMETHING , WHAT ABOUT THE PEOPLE WHO CALL THE POLICE, ? ARE THERE ANY CAMERAS IN THE AREA? SOMETHING GIVE THE POLICE A LEAD
OPEN YOUR EYES AND IF YOU SEE A CAR WITH EVEN THE SMALLES DAMAGE TO THE DRIVER'S SIDE MIRROR AND IS A SILVERADO OR A TAHOE CALL THE POLICE RIGHT AWAY .
SHARE THE INFORMATION WITH YOUR CONTACTS, HAVE YOUR CONTACTS SHARE WITH THEIR CONTACTS

1of3
1of3

So very sad!! My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of the person who was killed. I've never been able to understand how anyone could hit someone and then just keep on driving like nothing happened. Horrible!!

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