Evanston police are investigating an incident in which a 52-year-old Lincolnwood resident was struck by a car and killed in the 800 block of Dodge Avenue shortly before 10:30 this morning.

Cmdr. Joseph Dugan says the man was heading eastbound across the street when he was struck by a northbound vehicle driven by a 49-year-old Evanston woman.

The man was taken to St. Francis Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 11:36 a.m.

The regional major crash assistance team has been activated and is investigating the accident.

Dodge was reopened to traffic about 2:30 p.m.

Update 9:44 p.m.: Police have now identitified the victim as Mirecea M. Bempea and say no charges have been filed or citations issued at this time.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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