Woman killed in hit-and-run crash on I-294

THORNTON, Ill. (WLS) -- A 31-year-old woman was killed in a hit-and-run crash on the Tri-State Tollway in south suburban Thornton Sunday, state police said.

The woman was struck at southbound I-294 near Halsted Street at about 8 p.m., when the driver of another vehicle hit her and drove off, police said.

The woman was transported to Ingalls Memorial Hospital in Harvey, where she was pronounced dead.

Police do not have a description of the vehicle that struck her.

All lanes of the tollway were temporarily closed in the area of the crash. They were reopened to traffic by midnight.

No other injuries were reported.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.
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