Fatal Morton Grove hit-and-run crash not caused by drag racing, police say

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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

MORTON GROVE, Ill. (WLS) -- Investigators released new information Tuesday in a hit-and-run crash that killed a Chicago woman in north suburban Morton Grove.

Police said Tuesday the crash was not the result of drag racing.

Denise Cavada, 48, was driving home from a bingo game around 10 p.m. on Aug. 26 when another vehicle smashed head-on into hers near Golf and Shermer roads, police said.

Cavada's vehicle split in half. Witnesses said they saw a man jump out of a vehicle and run away. No one is in custody.

Cavada's niece said the victim is survived by a daughter and two sons, who live out of state. Her relatives said the family is having trouble paying for funeral arrangements. They set up a GoFundMe campaign and asked for support.

To make a donation, visit www.gofundme.com.

Police are investigating a multi-vehicle hit-and-run crash at Golf Road and Shermer Road in north suburban Morton Grove.