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Elderly man struck, killed by SUV near Wheeling High School

An 85-year-old man died after he was struck by an SUV Wednesday night in Wheeling.

Ambalal C. Patel was walking on Hintz Road just east of Wheeling High School, when he was hit by an eastbound Chevy Trailblazer about 6:15 p.m., according to a statement from Wheeling police.

Patel, of the 800 block of Maple Lane in Wheeling, was taken to Glenbrook Hospital where he was pronounced dead, according to police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

The 19-year-old woman driving the Trailblazer had not been cited as of Thursday morning, police said.

Anyone who witnessed the crash should call police at (847) 459-2632.

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