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Des Plaines Man Killed in Prospect Heights Crash

The man was struck by a van after exiting his vehicle to pursue his girlfriend, who got out after an argument, according to police.

A Des Plaines man was killed after exiting his vehicle in Prospect Heights early Monday morning, according to a statement released by the Prospect Police Department on Monday. Police responded to a report of a pedestrian versus vehicle crash to Milwaukee Avenue near River Road at approximately 2:59 a.m. on Oct. 22, according to the statement, and the pedestrian was pronounced dead a short time later at Glenbrook Hospital.

Bilguum Mishigdor, 21, was traveling southbound on Milwaukee Avenue when his female passenger exited the vehicle, according to police.

Mishigdor and his girlfriend were visiting friends at a hotel, and, after they left, got into an argument, Journal and Topics Newspapers reported.

After his girlfriend exited the vehicle, Mishigdor made a U-turn on Milwaukee Avenue and stopped in the northbound lanes near the median and put his flashing hazard lights on, police stated. He crossed into the southbound lanes to pursue or speak to his girlfriend and was struck by a Ford Windstar van traveling southbound on Milwaukee Avenue.

The van driver, who was on his way to work, according to police, then called 9-1-1.

Prospect Police Chief James Dunne, in an interview with Patch, said no charges would be filed, the female passenger was not injured and a police report would be completed after measurements were calculated and other details were finalized.

“Without a doubt it’s a tragedy, and it’s just a bad set of circumstances that occurred that led to someone losing their life,” Dunne said. “Nothing good comes out of a death.”

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Dick Everhard October 26, 2012 at 02:01 AM
He was travelling southbound on Milwaukee Ave when his female passenger exited the vehicle. How? does she have wings?

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