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Deadly hit-and-run: Man struck, dragged 2 blocks on Goose Island

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Police hope surveillance videos will lead to a suspect in a fatal hit-and-run crash in the 900-block of West Division on Goose Island.

Billy Taylor, 40, from Hazelcrest was struck by a vehicle around 4:20 a.m. Thursday. His body was dragged more than 1,000 feet, or almost two blocks, and found near the bridge at the North Branch Canal. Police closed several blocks during the investigation.

The victim died at the hospital.

"He was out with friends. They had gone to a restaurant across the street, Goose Island Shrimp, they were leaving from there," Elliott Musial, Chicago police investigator, said. Musial said the victim was parked across the street on Division. "He was going to his vehicle when he was struck."

Surveillance video shows a dark-colored 2010 Hyundai Sonata near the scene. Police are looking for the car and driver.

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