State Police have now confirmed that the victim was a 17-year-old male. His identity will not be released because of his age.
Illinois State Police say a pedestrian on Interstate 88 in Rock Island County has been struck and killed by a passing car that then, reportedly kept on driving.
The hit and run happened close to mile marker six, near the Joslin, Illinois, exit, around 7:30 Saturday night.
Police say their investigation has resulted in the following possible vehicle description: Full Size Truck or SUV, Missing Driver's side mirror and damage to driver's side headlight. Unknown color
State police say they do not have any witnesses at this point.
They are asking anyone who was traveling in the area of mile marker 6 on I-88 between 7:15 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and may have witnessed anything relating to this incident to call State Police headquarters at (309) 752-4915 x 0