A Gurnee man is dead and his dog injured after what police are calling a likely hit-and-run accident.
Gurnee Police Sgt. Brian Smith said Timothy Fleming, 31, of the 100 block of Waveland Avenue, was found about 3:45 a.m. near the southbound entrance ramp to Skokie Highway/U.S. Route 41 from Washington Street in Gurnee. Officers who arrived on-scene found Fleming lying unresponsive, next to his injured dog,
Police believe Fleming may have chasing his dog when they were struck.
Smith did not know the condition of the collie and Labrador mix named Jordan. He said the Lake County animal warden picked the dog up at the scene.
Police are asking for help from anyone who may have witnessed or have information about what happened. Anyone with information on the accident is asked to call Gurnee police at (847) 599-7000.
"We haven't received a single call on this yet," Smith said Saturday evening. "Hopefully someone out there knows something and gives us a call."