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Driver Hits And Kills Bicyclist, 72, On West Side

The crash happened early Monday in the 1500 block of South Central Park Avenue.

A Chicago Fire Department ambulance.
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CHICAGO — A driver fatally hit a 72-year-old bicyclist early Monday in North Lawndale.

At 2:21 a.m., the victim, a man, was riding his bike in the 1500 block of South Central Park Avenue when someone in a white car hit him, police said.

The man was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he died from his injuries, police said.

Officers stopped a driver who was in a car that matched the one from the crash and that had front-end damage, police said. The person of interest was taken in for investigation.