Uninsured Motorist Kills Senior in Jefferson Park


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The 5900 block of North Elston from the driver’s perspective.

A 45-year-old woman struck and killed Joseph Kubica, 77, early Saturday morning in the Jefferson Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side.

Around 12:50 a.m., Kubica was walking across the street on the 5900 block of North Elston, according to Officer José Estrada from Police News Affairs. The driver was heading southeast on Elston when she struck him, Estrada said. Kubica, who lived on the 5300 block of North Luna, was pronounced dead at the scene at 1:10 a.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Police said alcohol was not a factor in the crash. The driver was cited with striking a pedestrian and driving without insurance.

Fatality Tracker: 2014 Chicago pedestrian and bicyclist deaths

Pedestrian: 15 (5 were hit-and-run crashes)
Bicyclist: 1 (1 was a hit-and-run crash)

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