CHICAGO — A pedestrian who was struck and killed while crossing Lake Shore Drive has been identified as an 18-year-old from suburban Broadview.
According to authorities, Anthony Alexander Tlahuel was crossing in the 500 block of South Lake Shore Drive, near Buckingham Fountain, at about 9 p.m. Tuesday when he was struck by a Range Rover.
Police said the Range Rover was traveling northbound and did not stop after striking him.
The teen was taken to Northwestern Hospital in critical condition and later died.
Tlahuel was on his way to meet his sisters at Buckingham Fountain to enjoy the summer, but never made it. His sisters said they assumed he was with friends somewhere else when he didn't arrive. They said they never imagined he had been run down and killed.
Tlahuel's family said he was a terrific kid who was always smiling. He was a senior at Proviso East High School. He had dreams of being a pilot.
No one was taken into custody.
A car matching the description was later found abandoned. Police believe it was the car who hit him.
The investigation continues.