Fatality Tracker: Hit-and-Run Driver Kills Woman, 58, in Brighton Park


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4500 block of South Archer Avenue.

2013 Chicago pedestrian and bicyclist fatality stats:

Pedestrian: 5 (4 were from hit-and-run crashes)
Bicyclist: 0

Using a license plate number provided by a witness, police were able to track down the hit-and-run driver who killed pedestrian Ida Quintanilla, 58, the Tribune reports. A dark SUV struck Quintanilla around 8:40 pm Thursday on the 4500 block of South Archer Avenue, a few block southwest of Kedzie Avenue, police said.

Quintanilla, who lived on the 2600 block of West Montgomery Avenue, was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where she was pronounced dead at round 9:20 p.m. Police traced the license plate number and arrested the man.

As of 10:30 a.m. the driver had not been charged and his name had not been released, but a Police News Affairs spokesman said it is likely charges will be filed by late this afternoon.

View previous 2013 Fatality Tracker posts.

  • Anonymous

    Now is the time in our culture and history where hit and run carries the presumption of guilt. None of this “I thought I hit a soda can” bull crap. Guilt of homicide as the presumption, that the perpetrator is invited to prove false by a collision reconstruction they fund. Oh, and license revocation until completion of trial.

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