SUV Driver Kills East Side Woman and Flees the Scene


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The 10400 block of South Ewing, from the driver’s perspective.

In what appears to be the first pedestrian fatality of 2014, an SUV driver fatally struck a 44-year-old woman Saturday on the 10400 block of South Ewing in the East Side neighborhood, then fled the scene. Angelia L. Alvarado, 44, of the 10000 block of South Avenue L, a few blocks from the crash site, was crossing eastbound in a crosswalk when the southbound motorist hit her, according to Police News Affairs’ Officer José Estrada.

Alvarado was found unresponsive in the street around 3:45 p.m. She was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center, where she died from head injuries and was pronounced dead at 6:25 p.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

The vehicle was a small, white or light-colored SUV, possibly carrying a spare tire, police said. No one is in custody and Major Accidents is searching for the driver.

Fatality Tracker: 2014 Chicago pedestrian and bicyclist deaths

Pedestrian: 1 (1 was from a hit-and-run crash, 0 in semi- and box truck crashes)
Bicyclist: 0