Authorities Identify Dixon Man Killed in Hit-and-Run Crash on I-290 Near Pulaski Road
Authorities have identified the 31-year-old Dixon native who died after he was struck by a hit-and-run driver on I-290 near Pulaski Road on Sunday.
According to Illinois State Police, the hit-and-run crash occurred at approximately 6:10 a.m. in the eastbound lanes of I-290 at Pulaski Road. Ryan Apple, 31, was reportedly walking on the roadway when he was struck by a 2009 silver-colored Honda. The driver of the Honda did not stop to administer aid and fled the scene, police said.
Apple was pronounced dead 30 minutes later at 6:40 a.m. An autopsy confirmed that he died from injuries he sustained in the collision. His death was ruled an accident, according to the county medical examiner’s office.
State police have identified the driver of the Honda as 49-year-old Michael J. Gin of Chicago. He is reportedly facing criminal felony charges in connection to Apple’s death. He was released on his own recognizance and is due back in court on December 28.
Hit-and-run accidents are unfortunately a common occurrence on U.S. roadways. Statistics show that hit-and-run crashes account for approximately a tenth of all traffic crashes involving injury and around a fifth of fatal crashes reported nationwide every year.
Pending the outcome of the case, Ryan Apple’s family may be entitled to a wrongful death claim. With the help of a Chicago hit-and-run accident attorney, a hit-and-run crash victim’s surviving loved ones can seek compensation for funeral expenses, loss of companionship, and emotional distress following an unexpected death.
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