On July 10, shortly after 6 a.m., a woman uninvolved with a police chase was killed in a collision with the vehicle police were chasing. The accident occurred in Chicago’s Bucktown area, at Armitage and Hoyne.
The woman, Marciea Adkins, 42, a City of Chicago 911 dispatcher, died after her car was hit by a stolen silver Range Rover.
The driver of the Range Rover was arrested shortly after the collision as he tried to flee the area on foot.
Officials say Adkins was driving home after working the midnight shift when she was struck.
The Range Rover was stolen on North Avenue as the owner left it running while paying for parking.
After the Range Rover was stolen, it ran a stop sign at Blackhawk and Elston, and was pulled over by police. The suspect reversed the SUV and struck a police supervisor’s car, at which point the police pursuit began. During the chase, the Range Rover also struck a parked car, sending it through a brick wall.
According to a witness, the Range Rover blew through a stop sign and hit Adkins’ car, thereby pinning her.
More on this story can be found in various articles including the July 10 ABC7 article titled “911 dispatcher killed in police chase accident.”