Senior Fatally Struck on Near North Side by Truck Driver Who Failed to Yield

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The intersection of Division and LaSalle, looking west. Image: Google Street View.

Charges are pending against a truck driver who fatally struck a 74-year-old woman on Tuesday near Division and LaSalle streets.

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Georgiana Henley. Photo: Facebook

At about 11:55 a.m., Georgiana Henley was walking on the 100 block of West Division, according to Officer Anna Pacheco from Police News Affairs. The trucker attempted to make a turn and failed to yield, striking Henley, Pacheco said.

Henley, who lived nearby on the 300 block of West Hill Street, was transported to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Pacheco said. The senior was pronounced dead at 2:05 p.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

The driver is currently in custody, awaiting charges, according to Pacheco. Major Accidents is investigating the case.

In 2012, Northwestern University law student Jesse Bradley, 32, was fatally struck by an intoxicated driver at the the same location.

Fatality Tracker: 2016 Chicago pedestrian and bicyclist deaths
Pedestrian: 2 (neither were hit-and-run crashes)

  • Jeff Gio

    off to a bad start. Thanks for your continued coverage on pedestrian fatalities, chi.streetsblog

  • Bernard Finucane

    Another poorly designed intersection, with parking lanes extending into the pedestrian crosswalks inviting turning traffic to speed around the corner..

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