Truck driver fa­tally struck af­ter ex­it­ing cab in mid­dle of Jane Ad­dams Toll­way

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A 63-year-old truck driver from Hoff­man Es­tates was fa­tally struck by a semi­trailer Thurs­day af­ter ex­it­ing his stopped truck on the Jane Ad­dams Memo­rial Toll­way near Ar­ling­ton Heights.

Petu Petrov parked his truck in the right lane of the west­bound toll­way east of IL-53 and left the cab into the cen­ter lane, Illi­nois State Po­lice said in a state­ment. It’s un­clear why he stopped in the road.

While Petrov was in the road­way at 10:07 a.m., a semi trav­el­ing in the right lane swerved to avoid the stopped truck and crashed into Petrov, state po­lice said. David Struett

Man fa­tally shot in West Pull­man

A 48-year-old man was shot to death Fri­day in West Pull­man on the Far South Side.

Of­fi­cers found him un­re­spon­sive with a gun­shot wound to the chest about 8:13 p.m. in the back of a home in the 11600 block of South Peo­ria Street, Chicago po­lice said. Sun-Times Wire

12-year-old shot in Wood­lawn park

A 12-year-old boy was shot at a park Fri­day

in Wood­lawn on the South Side. He was stand­ing with a group of males about 8:10 p.m. in the 6400 block of South El­lis Av­enue when he was shot in the leg. The boy was in fair con­di­tion, Chicago po­lice said. Sun-Times Wire

Man crit­i­cally in­jured in Gre­sham shoot­ing

A 46-year-old man was crit­i­cally wounded when he was shot Fri­day in Gre­sham on the South Side. Of­fi­cers re­sponded to a ShotSpot­ter alert about 9 p.m. and found him un­re­spon­sive in the 7600 block of South Peo­ria street with a gun­shot wound to the armpit, Chicago po­lice said. Sun-Times Wire

Po­lice seek River North sex as­sault sus­pect

Po­lice are look­ing for some­one sus­pected of sex­u­ally as­sault­ing a per­son at knife­point Fri­day in River North. The man, be­lieved to be in his early-to-mid 20s, is de­scribed as 5-foot-7 to 6-feet tall with a thin build, po­lice said. He was wear­ing a face mask, blue la­tex gloves and all black cloth­ing. Any­one with in­for­ma­tion is asked to call 312-744-8261. Sun-Times Wire

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