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3 fatalities over weekend being investigated by police

Karen Sorensen | 10/13/2014, 9:08 a.m.
The three men died in different circumstances in Joliet, Crest Hill and Homer Glen.

The deaths of three men this weekend -- two after being struck by vehicles -- are under investigation by local police agencies.

The body of Michael D. Lott, 47, of Joliet, was found in the alley of the 200 block of East Cass Street, according to the Will County Coroner's Office. He was declared dead at noon Saturday.

An autopsy was conducted Sunday but the results were inconclusive and more tests will be needed in order to determine a cause of death, the office said.

In the second case, James Nahser, 92, of Homer Glen, was struck by a truck in the 14000 block of 143rd Street in Homer Glen. He wad pronounced dead at 6:45 p.m. Saturday at Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox.

His autopsy showed his cause of death due to be multiple injuries after being struck by a vehicle, the coroner's office said.

The identity of the victim in the third incident has not been revealed pending verification of his fingerprints. He was struck by car on Broadway Street at the intersection of Ludwig Avenue in Crest Hill and pronounced dead at the scene at 12:25 p.m. Sunday.

His autopsy also showed his cause of death due to be multiple injuries after being struck by a vehicle, the coroner's office said.

Contact Karen Sorensen at Karen@TheTimesWeekly.com.