Downers Grove hit-and-run kills woman, 65, ID'd by family as Robin Robinson

Friday, May 10, 2024
Woman, 65, killed in Downers Grove hit-and-run identified
Downers Grove police said a 65-year-old woman was killed in a hit-and-run on Ogden Avenue Thursday night. Her family identified her as Robin Robinson.

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. (WLS) -- A 65-year-old woman was killed in a hit-and-run in west suburban Downers Grove Thursday night, police said.

Downers Grove police responded to the 600-block of Ogden Avenue at about 9:11 p.m. and found the victim dead in the roadway.

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Authorities believe the woman was struck and killed by a dark colored small to midsize Honda or Acura SUV which left the scene of the accident and was last seen traveling westbound on Ogden Avenue. They believe it may have front end damage or damage to the wheel.

The victim's family identified her as Robin Robinson. Her family said they think she was coming home from the store when she was struck and killed.

"I am in shock right now," said her sister Annie Moore. "I don't even have the words to say. It's hard to hear she's dead, let alone killed in a hit-and-run. And that we have no answers, really."

The crash is under investigation by the Downers Grove Police Department and the DuPage Major Crash Reconstruction Team. Police said investigators worked through the night, canvassing the area for video.

Moore said Robinson was well-known in the community, having worked at Jewel-Osco for years and the DuPage Inn and Ace Hardware before that.

"I was in shock, very in shock," said her boss Maria Macias. "I had to compose myself before I came to work because I couldn't believe that that happened to her."

Macias had been her boss for nearly a decade, and said Robinson was always willing to help others and give you the clothes off her back.

"She was so helpful to customers, always cheering them on, always making jokes with them. So she's going to be missed by customers definitely," she said. "I mean, it won't bring her back but we need justice for Robin."

Meanwhile anyone with information about the vehicle is being asked to contact Downers Grove police.