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Fatal Hit & Run Accident In Chicago’s Austin Neighborhood

There was a fatal hit & run accident Sunday night (April 20, 2014) in Chicago’s Austin neighborhood.

The fatal accident happened at approximately 9:40 p.m., when a 67-year-old woman was crossing North Avenue at Luna. She was struck by a car that was heading west on North Avenue. Some media accounts say the car was also speeding at the time of the hit & run.

According to an eyewitness account, the car first hit two parked cars before striking the woman.


The victim, identified as Jennie Davis, 64, of Chicago, was taken to Loyola University Medical Center, and later died from her injuries.

After striking Davis, the car made a U-turn and fled, and was later recovered by police. Chicago Police are talking with a suspect.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the April 21, 2014 Chicago Tribune article titled “Woman, 64, killed in West Side hit-and-run” as well as the April 21 CBS Chicago article titled “Suspect In Custody For Fatal West Side Hit-And-Run” and the April 21 NBC Chicago article titled “Suspect in custody for Fatal North Avenue Hit-and-Run.”

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