Jessie Rosales, 45, Fatally Struck in Lawndale Alley by Hit-and-Run Driver

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The alley where Rosales was struck, according to the CPD. Image: Google Street View

45-year-old Jessie Rosales was struck and killed in the North Lawndale neighborhood by a motorist who fled the scene last Friday, according to police.

At about 10 p.m. the driver of a dark-colored vehicle was heading south on the 1500 block of South Karlov Avenue when they made a left turn, eastbound, into the north alley of 16th Street and struck Rosales, according to Officer Nicole Trainor from News Affairs. The motorist did not stop to render aid but instead left the crash scene.

Rosales, of the 3900 block of South Euclid Avenue in west-suburban Stickney, was transported to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. An autopsy on Saturday found that Rosales died from multiple blunt force injuries and ruled the death an accident.

As of this morning, the driver had not been apprehended, Trainor said. Major Accidents is investigating.

Fatality Tracker: 2016 Chicago pedestrian and bicyclist deaths
Pedestrian: 17 (eight were hit-and-run crashes)
Bicyclist: 4 (one was a hit-and-run crash)


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