Hit and run victim identified, suspect in custody
MCDONOUGH CO. (WGEM) - A man was found dead Wednesday night on the side of a rural McDonough County road, the victim of an apparent hit and run. The man has been identified as Steven Z. Strub-Lay, 29, of Bushnell.
About 10:33 p.m. Wednesday, McDonough/Schuyler County 911 received a call that a pedestrian that had been struck by a vehicle in Bushnell, Ill., on North 1900th Road near East 2000th Street.
The McDonough County Sheriff’s Office reported the caller said she had found a male on the side of the road, who appeared to have been struck by a vehicle. Bushnell Fire, Bushnell Police, and Lifeguard Ambulance arrived at the scene, along with the McDonough County Sheriff’s Office. It was determined the involved vehicle fled the scene.
According to the McDonough County Sheriff’s Office detectives located the suspect’s vehicle in Bushnell at approximately 11:30 a.m. on Thursday. A male juvenile was taken into custody, and he is currently lodged in the Mary Davis Home in Galesburg, IL.
The male juvenile was charged with Leaving the Scene of a Personal Injury Accident involving Death.
Detectives continue to investigate the incident.
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