Friends and family are mourning a Beverly man who died after being struck by a vehicle while crossing Western Avenue.
According to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office, Michael Flood, 73, died on Nov. 1.
The Chicago Police Department Office of News Affairs said he was struck at about 9:17 p.m. on Oct. 30 while crossing Western Avenue at 106th Street.
Police said Nathaniel Smith, 61, of south suburban Manhattan, was southbound in a vehicle when he struck Flood.
Smith fled the scene, police said, but returned on foot and provided officers false information about the accident. He was taken into custody, police said, after being identified by witnesses as the driver of the vehicle.
He was charged with a misdemeanor count of operating an uninsured motor vehicle and causing bodily harm, as well as citations for failure to reduce speed and failing to carry or display a driver’s license or permit.
Flood was transported to Advocate Christ Medical Center in critical condition with a head injury, police said, and died later.
According to family members, Flood served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1965-1969 and served in Vietnam. He was also a member of International Union of Operating Engineers Local 399.
Flood was married to his wife, Beverly, for 30 years.
He graduated from St. Denis Elementary School in the Ashburn neighborhood in 1959 and from Br. Rice High School in 1963.
Flood was also an avid golfer and diehard White Sox and Bears fan, his family said.
He would have turned 74 on Nov. 12.
His obituary appears here.