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Portage man hit by two vehicles, dies

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A Portage resident has died after being struck by two vehicles on Tuesday, Portage Police said.

The victim was identified as Mark Clapp, 48.

According to police, at 10 p.m. Clapp was crossing the 5800 block of Central Ave. to retrieve his dog from a neighbor’s residence when he was hit by an eastbound vehicle. Clapped landed in the westbound lanes, where he was then struck by a westbound vehicle, police said.

Clapp was airlifted from the scene to Christ Advocate Medical Center in Olympia Fields, Ill., where he died of his injuries.

“Both drivers tested negative for alcohol,” police added.

The crash remains under investigation.


Posted 9/12/2013