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Police were trying to identify a man who was found after he had apparently been struck by a vehicle in Sterling, Illinois.

The man was unresponsive when he was found in the 300 block of West 5th Street just after 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 2, 2014.  Police said the man had been struck by a vehicle sometime in the hour just before he was found.

The man's injuries were considered serious.  He was taken by ground ambulance to a local hospital and later airlifted to a hospital in Rockford.

The victim is a black man who appeared to be between 20 and 40 years old according to Sterling Police.  He has facial hair and tattoos on his chest and arm.

Anyone with information about the hit-and-run or about the possible identity of the victim should call Sterling Police at (815) 632-6640 or Crime Stoppers at (815) 625-7867.