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Alex Boelk, 17, killed in pedestrian collision with hit-and-run driver on North Pea Ridge Road near Scales Mound, Illinois
Authorities said a vehicle traveling north on North Pea Ridge Road sideswiped a parked vehicle and the victim, who was standing outside of the vehicle. The suspect vehicle fled the scene following the collision.
As of Sunday morning, authorities say they are looking for a 1997-2003 Ford F150 that is blue or teal in color. The truck would have damage to the driver side and front side. Anyone with information on this crash or the truck is asked to call the Jo Daviess Sheriff’s Department at 815-777-2141 or Crime Stoppers at 800-747-0117.
UPDATE: Authorities have identified the victim of the hit-and-run as 17-year-old Alex Boelk, of Apple River, Ill.
Authorities also said they are interviewing a person of interest in the case.
Cory T. Rogers faces two charges of failure to report an accident involving personal injury or death, according to a press release from the Jo Daviess County State’s Attorney’s Office.