Police struggle to find witnesses from fatal hit-and-run

Police say a teenage boy died when he was hit by a truck or SUV as he walked along Interstate 88.

Illinois State Police said shortly before 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 8, 2014 a vehicle heading westbound, near Joslin, hit and killed a 17-year-old boy on I-88 near mile marker 6. The driver then left the scene.

The boy’s name was not yet released.

State Police say the vehicle is a full-size truck or SUV with a missing driver’s side mirror and damage to the driver’s side headlight.

Anyone who was traveling in that area between 7:15 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and saw anything related to the crash is asked to contact Illinois State Police at 309-752-4915.

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