2 seniors struck, 1 killed in Jefferson Park hit-and-run

September 17, 2011 (CHICAGO)

The unidentified woman, who was in her 70s, was pronounced dead at 12:26 p.m. at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, according to a spokeswoman for the Cook County Medical Examiner's office.

A black pickup truck fled the scene after hitting the two victims, female pedestrians who are senior citizens, about 11:55 a.m. at 5728 W. Lawrence Ave., according to a Jefferson Park District police sergeant.

One woman in her 80s and the other in her 70s were walking across Lawrence Avenue when the crime occurred, according to police News Affairs Officer Darryl Baety.

Two people of unidentified genders and ages were initially taken to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in serious condition, according to Fire Media Affairs spokesman Quention Curtis.

The truck was being driven by a man and it was last seen eastbound on Lawrence. The truck had ladders on it and the driver was wearing dark clothing, according to the sergeant.

Baety said driver was described as being in his late 20s, or early 30s and he was not in custody as of 2:30 p.m.

The police Major Accident Investigation Unit is investigating.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire - Copyright Chicago Sun-Times 2011.)

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