Driver Fatally Strikes 45-Year-Old Woman in Avalon Park

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The 8100 block of South Stony Island from the driver’s perspective. Image: Google Street View

A 45-year-old woman was struck and killed Tuesday night while walking across Stony Island Avenue in the 8100 block of South Stony Island in the Avalon Park neighborhood.

At around 8:15 p.m., the woman was crossing the southbound lanes of Stony Island when she was hit by a southbound motorist, according to Officer Hector Alfaro from Police News Affairs. The victim was transported to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where she was later pronounced dead, Alfaro said. The identity of the woman has not yet been released, pending notification of next of kin.

The driver, a 46-year-old male, was cited for failure to yield to a pedestrian in the roadway, as well as failure to exercise due care to a pedestrian in the roadway, according to Alfaro. Major Accidents is investigating.

Fatality Tracker: 2016 Chicago pedestrian and bicyclist deaths
Pedestrian: 7 (two were hit-and-run crashes)