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Victim in Tuesday’s Skokie Shooting is Identified

UPDATED: Evanston Man Struck, Killed By Auto While Crossing The Street

A 63-year-old man was hit by a car Saturday evening as he was crossing Crawford Street at Grant Avenue. He was taken to the hospital and died Sunday morning, police said.

A 63-year-old Evanston man was struck by a car in northwest Evanston Saturday evening and died from his injuries the following morning, according to police.

The man was crossing Crawford Street at Grant Avenue at 10:20 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, when he was hit by a car, police said in a press release. Skokie police and fire responded to the scene, where paramedics transported the man to in Evanston. He arrived in critical condition and died at 8:07 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 2, according to police.

A representative of the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office identified the man as Steven Vladem, of the 1700 block of Maple Avenue.

Accident reconstructionists from the are still investigating the incident, police said. No one had been cited or charged as of Tuesday morning, according to police spokesperson Perry Polinski.

Crawford Street is two lanes in each direction with a grassy median and a speed limit of 35 miles per hour. There is no crosswalk at Grant Street, a residential street with one lane in each direction.

Editor's Note: This story was updated at 9:37 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4, to include the name of the man who died and information on the status of citations or charges. It was updated again at 2:10 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4, to include more information about the intersection.

Eric Lieberman September 04, 2012 at 10:54 PM
My sympathies to Mr Vadem's family for their tragic loss. All of us that have lost a dear one to a sudden death share in your sorrow. Eric Lieberman
Jennifer Fisher September 04, 2012 at 11:38 PM
Thank you for sharing the kind words, Eric. My sympathies go out to his family and friends as well. Readers, did any of you know Mr. Vadem?

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