Teen Dies After Being Struck by Van Driver in Gresham


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The crash site from the driver’s perspective.

A 19-year-old man has died from injuries he suffered in a crash last Friday night. Marvell White, of the 9000 block of South Racine in Gresham, was crossing five lanes of traffic in the 8700 block of South Ashland at around 8:20 p.m., according to Officer Janel Sedevic from News Affairs. Witnesses say White “ran in between vehicles” in the northbound lanes, Sedevic said.

When White reached the southbound lanes, a 65-year-old woman in a 2010 Dodge van struck him, according to Sedevic. The victim was transported to Advocate Christ Medical Center in critical condition. He was pronounced dead at the hospital on Sunday at 4:24 p.m.

The van driver, whose name was unavailable, was cited with failure to exercise due care to avoid hitting a pedestrian in the roadway.

Fatality Tracker: 2014 Chicago pedestrian and bicyclist deaths

Pedestrian: 11 (4 were hit-and-run crashes)
Bicyclist: 0