Police seek driver in fatal hit-and-run
By Brian Stanley firstname.lastname@example.org December 3, 2012 3:40PM
Updated: January 5, 2013 6:19AM
Joliet police are searching for the driver who sped away after fatally striking a 68-year-old man Saturday morning.
Capt. Mike Botzum said the crash occurred around 6:45 a.m. as Luis Valladolid and his wife, Carmen, were walking their dog near Curtis Avenue and Williams Street.
The couple were on Curtis Avenue walking east when a small gray or silver car turned left into wrong lane on William and struck them from behind.
Carmen Valladolid, 68, was only grazed by the vehicle but her husband suffered critical injuries and struck the windshield, reports said.
The driver of the car was described as a 30-year-old black man with a thin build and gold teeth. He briefly stopped and got out to look at the couple before getting back in the car and driving north on Waverly Place, Botzum said.
A police officer on his way to work saw the couple in the street and called paramedics.
An unresponsive Luis Valladolid was taken to Provena Saint Joseph Medical Center where he was kept in intensive care until his family ended life support Monday morning. He died at 12:42 p.m.
The dog was not injured.
Investigators canvassed the area but were unable to locate the vehicle.
Anyone with information is asked to call police at 815-724-3010 or anonymously call CrimeStoppers at 800-323-6734.