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Fatal hit-and-run near Cary under investigation

CARY – A week and a half after an Algonquin man was killed in a hit-and-run near Cary, police say they are investigating several tips but have made no arrests.

John D. Fennessy, 22, died after being struck by a car shortly before 3:30 a.m. Oct. 1 in the 600 block of East Main Street near Newbold Road.

Police previously said that Fennessy’s girlfriend lived in the area and that he may have been walking toward Route 14 to meet with friends.

Preliminary information indicated the vehicle that struck Fennessy was traveling east on Main Street.

Evidence suggests it may have been a 1995 to 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 that now has front-end damage, including to the headlight or fog light assembly. The driver did not stop.

A second vehicle then struck Fennessy while he was on the ground, and that driver stopped.

“We are still encouraging the public to be vigilant and contact us or their local police if they have any tips or information,” Undersheriff Andrew Zinke said.

Tips can be made to the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office at 815-338-2144. Information also may be given to CrimeStoppers at 800-762-7867.

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