In hopes of finding its driver, Cook County sheriff’s police have released a photo of a car similar to the one that struck and fatally wounded a 53-year-old Park Ridge man in Maine Township Monday.
Ronald Bougan was struck by a black Dodge Challenger on eastbound Touhy Avenue between Interstate 294 and Talcott Avenue near Park Ridge, according to the Cook County sheriff’s office and medical examiner's office.
Bougan was found dead about 5:20 p.m. Monday on the eastbound lanes of Touhy Avenue at the entrance to Iroquois Woods on Forest Preserve property, said Frank Bilecki, a spokesman for the Cook County Sheriff's Office.
Bougan's family told investigators that Bougan had last spoken with relatives Monday morning before noon, said Bilecki.
His family told police that he would often walk or ride his bicycle, said Bilecki. A bicycle was not found near his body.
An autopsy Tuesday determined Bougan, of the 0-100 block of North Northwest Highway in Park Ridge, died of multiple blunt force injuries during the hit and run crash, according to the medical examiner's office. His death was ruled an accident.
Authorities are seeking the car and its driver. It is suspected that the passenger side of the Challenger sustained body damage, according to the sheriff’s office.
Anyone who has any information should call the Cook County Sheriff’s Police Department Investigations Section at 708-865-4896 or the Cook County Sheriff’s Communications Center at 847- 635-1188.
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