Fatal Des Plaines Pedestrian Accident On Touhy Avenue

There was a fatal Des Plaines pedestrian accident early Saturday (December 15, 2018) morning.  The accident occurred along Touhy Avenue.

First responders went to the accident scene beginning at approximately 5:51 a.m.  The accident scene was in the 200 block of East Touhy Avenue.  This Des Plaines pedestrian accident occurred as a woman was attempting to walk across the street.

An excerpt regarding the crash, from the December 17, 2018 Park Ridge Patch article titled “3 Cars Strike, Kill Woman Crossing Touhy Avenue After Work“:

A Dolton woman died after being struck by multiple cars as she crossed she crossed Touhy Avenue after work early Saturday morning, police said. Fire Department paramedics and police officers got a report of an accident involving a pedestrian around 5:51 a.m. in the 200 block of East Touhy Avenue. They found a woman who appeared to have been struck laying in the road and two drivers on scene who told arriving officers that had struck the woman. A third driver returned to the scene after realizing they hit a pedestrian.

Eliane J. Marshall, 55, of the 14200 block of Woodlawn Avenue, Dolton, was pronounced dead shortly after 6 a.m. Her death was ruled an accident caused by injuries from being struck by multiple motor vehicles, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Marshall was initially struck by a westbound vehicle, and then struck by two other westbound vehicles.

Another excerpt from the article:

Police said it was dark with little to no artificial lighting at the time. There were no charges or citations filed as of Monday afternoon, according to Cmdr. Chris Mierzwa. All three drivers involved cooperated with investigators. Neither alcohol nor drugs were believed to be a factor in the incident, which remains under investigation.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Des Plaines pedestrian accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above as well as the December 16 Daily Herald article titled “Dolton woman identified as pedestrian killed in Des Plaines crash.”


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