Chicago crash: Pedestrian struck, killed by sedan in Clearing crosswalk ID'd by ME

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Sunday, August 28, 2022
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CHICAGO (WLS) -- A pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle while walking in a crosswalk on the city's Southwest Side overnight Sunday, Chicago police said.

The deadly crash could be connected to recent drag racing and stunt driving incidents in the city. It happened in the Clearing neighborhood's 6400-block of South Cicero Avenue at about 1:37 a.m., police said.

A 27-year-old man and a 19-year-old were driving southbound at high speeds in two separate Sedans, police said. The man changed lanes before striking the woman's vehicle and a pedestrian.

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The victim, a 40-year-old woman, was transported to Christ Hospital, where she was pronounced dead, police said. She was later identified to the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office as Shawman Meireis.

The driver who struck her was cited for an obstructed front windshield and hitting a pedestrian in a roadway, police said. The Major Accidents Unit is investigating.