A Naperville man died Thursday, nearly one week after he was run down in an apparent road rage incident in Chicago, authorities said.
Mandeep Bedi, 23, was riding with his wife, Elizabeth, on Aug. 19 when she got into an argument with another driver, according to officer Mike Sullivan of the Chicago Police Department.
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Elizabeth Bedi and the female driver of a two-door silver car reportedly were yelling at each other while driving through the streets. Both women then pulled their cars over on the 300 block of East Garfield Boulevard and were arguing when the driver of the silver car returned to her vehicle, put it in reverse and struck Elizabeth Bedi, Sullivan said.
The driver then drove forward, running over Mandeep Bedi, before speeding away east on Garfield, Sullivan said.
The Bedis were taken to Stroger Hospital. His wife was treated and later released. Mandeep Bedi was pronounced dead at 4:35 p.m. Thursday after suffering from severe head trauma.
Sullivan said the death remains an active investigation, and police do not have any leads on the identity of the woman who struck the couple.
Mandeep Bedi worked as a sales intern for the IT Services Solution Center at the University of Chicago. He graduated from the university last year with an undergraduate degree in anthropology. His wife is a fourth-year anthropology student. On Friday, university officials expressed their condolences to the Bedi family.
"This is an incredibly painful loss for our community," Kimberly Goff-Crews, vice president for campus life and dean of students, said in a statement. "Mandeep has been a bright presence on campus, concerned for his fellow students, intellectually engaged and committed to helping his colleagues. We will all honor his memory."