Family of hit-and-run victim left with questions

Friday, August 28, 2015
Family of hit-and-run victim asking questions
The body of 48-year-old Davean Smith was found on the side of the street at 95th and Vincennes on the city's South Side.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A memorial of candles and mementos sits near 95th Street and Vincennes Avenue where a Chicago woman was killed in an apparent hit-and-run.

A week after the incident occurred, the family of Davean Smith, 48, still has many questions.

"She was out here laying in the streets for a substantial amount of time before we were told anything," said Bishop Gregory Stapleton, a family member. "We're just clueless right now."

The family doesn't know much, but they do know that Smith got off the bus at 95th and Vincennes and was walking southbound on Vincennes to meet a friend in the area. She never made it.

On Thursday, the family gathered at the site where the hit-and-run happened. They said that her shoes were found 15 feet away and there were tire marks on her body. Autopsy results are still pending.

Police said they are conducting a death investigation after a woman was found unresponsive on the sidewalk. No accident report was filed at the scene, police said.

"Somebody saw something," Stapleton said. "And we've been asking questions, we just want some answers."

He hopes someone steps forward.

"She was a down to earth person," Stapleton said. "A very live and vibrant individual."

Anyone with information is asked to call Chicago police.