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March 2014 Archives

33-year-old man dead in accident, officers searching for driver

A pedestrian accident involving a hit-and-run driver that occurred in Chicago's West Town neighborhood on March 22 left a 33-year-old man dead. An autopsy that was conducted on the man on March 23 determined that his death was directly caused by the collision. The man was reportedly attempting to cross North Aberdeen before 5 p.m. when he was struck. He was immediately transported to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County where he was pronounced dead at 5:18 p.m.

Illinois woman accidentally killed at work in thrift store

A 54-year-old wife and mother of two who had been working for a thrift store in Washington Heights for more than 25 years lost her life to an accidental shooting on March 7. She was sorting through some donated clothing items with a male co-worker as part of her job at the South Ashland Avenue facility. Inside a sock, the co-worker found a .22 caliber handgun that, when the man shook it out of the sock, accidentally discharged, hitting the woman in the chest.

DUI driver arrested following fatal accident in Illinois

A 20-year-old man has been arrested and charged with multiple charges including driving under the influence of drugs, three counts of aggravated DUI involving death, and driving on a suspended license. The arrest came after a single car crash that occurred at about 2 a.m. At the time of the car accident, the vehicle was occupied by the driver, a front seat passenger and 21-year-old passenger sitting in the back seat who was killed in the crash.

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