South Side Tragedy: One Killed, One Wounded in Hit-and-Run

CHICAGO, Ill. — Another person died in a Chicago hit-and-run crash. This time the victim of the crash was a 60-year-old woman. Another 60-year-old woman sustained injuries in the crash as well. The car that hit the women, who were standing in front of a bus stop shelter, sped away from the carnage. Police persisted in their efforts to locate the absconding villain and finally placed fleeing driver into custody. ABC 7 Chicago reported that Chicago police said the hit-and-run collision occurred on Chicago’s South Side, in the Woodlawn section of the city. *

The video report from ABC 7 Chicago shows the scene of the hit-and-run crash near the intersection of East 61St Street and Martin Luther King Drive. The video shows a bus shelter heavily damaged with the posts on one side of the shelter gone. A still photo from the video shows the roof of the bus shelter partially laying on the ground while still attached to the posts opposite of those wiped out in the wreck. There are many police officers and their cars inside the familiar yellow crime scene tape.

The initial reports from the Chicago Police Department suggest that the two women were standing either in or near the bus shelter when a Ford Explorer SUV careened into the women and the shelter. The awful crash occurred around 7:15 p.m. on a sunny Saturday evening. 

The Ford Explorer left the area. Police also said that the woman who died to the University of Chicago Hospital by ambulance. Sadly, she died the following day from the injuries she suffered in the hit-and-run incident. The other 60-year-old woman injured in the crash went to St. Bernard’s Hospital. St. Bernard’s lists her in stable condition. 

Chicago Police did not say how they identified and captured the fleeing driver. They did say that the individual will face a series of criminal charges.


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