Fatal Hit & Run Accident In North Lawndale Neighborhood

There was a fatal hit & run accident on Thursday night (December 24, 2015) in Chicago’s North Lawndale neighborhood.

According to Chicago Police, the accident happened in the 4200 block of West Ogden Avenue at approximately 10:00 p.m.  At that time, a woman, who was pregnant, was struck by a car.  The car left the accident scene.

The woman, identified as Karla Leanos, 26, of Chicago, was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital for treatment of her accident injuries.  She was pronounced dead there, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Doctors were able to deliver the (unborn) baby boy.

An excerpt from the Chicago Tribune article of December 25, 2015, titled “Pregnant woman killed in hit-and-run; baby survives“:

A person of interest is in police custody pending charges, Officer Michelle Tannehill, a police spokeswoman, said Friday evening.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Chicago hit-and-run can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Chicago Tribune article mentioned above, as well as the dnainfo.com article of December 25, 2015 titled “West Side Hit-And-Run Kills Pregnant Woman – But Doctors Deliver Baby.”


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