Entertainment attorney ID'd as woman, 70, killed in Garfield Park hit-and-run

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chicago police are investigating after a 70-year-old woman was struck and killed in Garfield Park on the West Side Thursday.

Linda Mensch was identified as the woman killed, according to officials.

Mensch was struck in the 300-block of North Central Park Avenue at about 3:50 p.m. by what police said was a black-colored 2007 GMC Savanna 1500 cargo van with a White Sox Illinois license plate 11285WS.

Police said the driver of the GMC stopped at the scene of the crash but then got back into his vehicle and fled northbound on Central Park Avenue.

She later died from her injuries.

Mensch was an entertainment attorney, and served on the the board of "A safe haven", a charity that helps people find housing in Chicago.

Surveillance images of the GMC van have been released. The Chicago Police Major Accident Investigation Unit and anyone with information is asked to call 312-745-4521.
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