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Fatal Hit & Run Accident In Chicago’s Garfield Ridge Neighborhood

There was a fatal “hit & run” accident late Saturday (April 30, 2016) evening in Chicago’s Garfield Ridge neighborhood on the Southwest Side.

According to Chicago Police, the accident happened at approximately 10:45 p.m., as a 42-year-old woman and 39-year-old man were walking across South Archer Avenue (at the intersection with South Lavergne Avenue) when they were struck by a red Jeep.

The woman was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn for treatment of her accident injuries.  She was later pronounced dead.

The man was taken to MacNeal Hospital in Berwyn for treatment of his accident injuries.  He was reported to be in stable condition.

The Chicago Police Major Accidents Investigations Unit continues to investigate this fatal Chicago hit & run accident.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources including the May 1, 2016 NBC Chicago article titled “Woman Killed, Man Injured in Hit-and-Run on Southwest Side” as well as the May 1 CBS Chicago article (with video) titled “Police:  Woman Killed, Man Injured In Garfield Ridge Hit-And-Run.”

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