Retired firefighter killed in hit and run
Capt. Leonard Bottando was struck late Sunday night and later died at the hospital
By Lauri Harvey
CRETE, Ind. — A retired Steger firefighter who was struck by a car in a hit and run accident in Crete late Sunday night was pronounced dead from his injuries early Monday.
Police are investigating the incident as a reckless homicide case. Leonard Bottando, 70, of the 3600 block of Chicago Road was pronounced dead at 12:18 a.m. Monday at Franciscan St. James Health hospital in Chicago Heights, a spokeswoman for the Cook County Medical Examiner's office said.
Bottando was struck by a vehicle while walking at 8:17 p.m. Sunday in the 1300 block of Main Street in Crete, the spokeswoman said.
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