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Man injured in apparent hit-and-run

Man found unresponsive; his identity unknown

Published: Wednesday, April 2, 2014 10:26 a.m. CST • Updated: Thursday, April 3, 2014 10:09 a.m. CST

STERLING – A man was found unresponsive at the scene of an apparent hit-and-run in Sterling this morning, and police are looking for answers.

The victim, whom police have been unable to identify, is described as a black man between the ages of 20 and 40 years old, with facial hair, and tattoos on his chest and arm. He was found about 12:30 a.m.

According to a news release from Sterling police, the accident happened between 11:30 p.m. Tuesday and 12:30 a.m. today in the 300 block of West Fifth Street.

The man was unresponsive and seriously injured. He was taken to CGH Medical Center before being airlifted to Rockford Memorial Hospital.

Anyone with information regarding his identity or the accident is asked to call the Sterling Police Department at 815-632-6640 or Crime Stoppers at 815-625-7867.

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