Woman killed in hit-and-run

February 20, 2011 9:35:19 AM PST
Chicago police are trying to find a hit-and-run driver who killed a woman Friday night.

The Cook County Medical Examiner has identified the woman as Ann Sconza.

Sconza was walking in the road in the 3800-block of South Pulaski, which is near an exit ramp for the Stevenson Expressway, when she was struck.

The car then fled the scene.

Police say they are looking for a white, older-model Pontiac or Buick with a damaged windshield.

Sconza, believed to be in her 40s, was pronounced dead at 10:40 p.m. Friday at Mount Sinai Hospital, according to a spokesman for the Cook County Medical Examiner's office.

Police said she suffered massive head trauma, and a Saturday autopsy determined she died of multiple injuries from an auto striking a pedestrian. The death was ruled an accident.

Sconza was possibly homeless and asking motorists for money, police said.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contribued to this report.

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