Postal worker killed after car crashes into Lincoln Square carwash

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Monday, January 30, 2017
Passion Overstreet

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A 28-year-old postal worker was fatally struck by a car at a carwash in the Lincoln Square neighborhood Saturday morning, Chicago police said.

A 56-year-old man in a Volkwagen Golf drove through a closed overhead door of a carwash in the 5400-block of North Damen Avenue at about 9:50 a.m., police said.

Passion Overstreet, who was inside the carwash, became pinned underneath the door and the car. She was extricated and transported to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston, where she was pronounced dead, police said.

Family said Overstreet was on the job when the tragedy took place. The Chicago District Post Office released a statement Monday:

"The Chicago District Postal Service is shocked and sadden by the sudden loss of a dear Postal family member in this tragic incident. Our hearts and prayers are with her family and loved ones as well as with her extended Postal family at the Ravenswood Post Office."

The driver of the Volkswagen remained on the scene. The Chicago Police Department Major Accidents Investigation Unit is investigating.