Surveillance video shows SUV run red light, kill woman in Englewood, prosecutors say

ByJesse Kirsch WLS logo
Friday, February 26, 2021
Surveillance video shows SUV run red light, killed mother in Englewood, prosecutors say
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There are new details and video of a crash that killed a mother of three.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Surveillance video appears to show an SUV running a red light and crashing into another vehicle before striking and killing a woman in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood on Monday.

Prosecutors said the woman who was hit, 42-year-old Lakisel Thomas, suffered numerous injuries including a broken neck and later died. Video from a convenience store at 74th Street and Racine Avenue appears to show the crash.

"I felt by myself because I only have my mom and that was all that I had my whole life," said Jasmine Miller, the victim's daughter.

Miller spoke to ABC7 and described her last phone call with her mother as the crash was happening.

"We were talking and I heard a 'boom,' it was a 'boom' and I kept saying, 'Mommy, mommy mommy,' and she didn't say anything, so the first thing I did was I put my shoes on and I ran outside because I knew where she was at," Miller said.

Also new, prosecutors said the suspected Chevy Equinox driver, 20-year-old Isaac Wade, was allegedly accelerating through that red light at 80 miles-per-hour after fleeing a traffic stop.

The Cook County State's Attorney's Office also said in a video recorded statement, Wade apparently told authorities he was facetiming his girlfriend as he fled.

"I just don't understand why she had to die," Miller said.

The people in the other vehicle had no serious injuries.

Wade is now facing multiple charges including reckless homicide. His bond was set at $300,000.