Police: Man leans out car window, dies after hitting another car

A south suburban Burnham man died Sunday night after leaning out of a moving car on South Side and hitting a parked car, police said.

The victim was identified as Orlando Mayo, Jr., 30, of the 2700 block of East 142 Street, who was pronounced dead at 7:54 p.m. Sunday at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.

The incident happened about 7:20 p.m. Sunday in the 2000 block of East 79th Street in the city’s South Shore neighborhood, authorities said.

The victim was a front-seat passenger inside a westbound red 1987 Chevrolet Caprice, said Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Jose Estrada; he stuck his body out of the car window and hit a parked car.

The victim was ejected and the Caprice struck another parked car before fleeing the scene. Mayo was taken to Northwestern hospital.

An autopsy is scheduled for today, according to the medical examiner’s office.

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