Girl, 2, killed by car in Englewood

A two-year-old girl has died after she was hit by a car Friday morning in the Englewood neighborhood.

The accident happened near the intersection of 57th and Morgan.

Relatives say the victim, Ja’Mya Love, was full of joy.  She was on her way to daycare at 7:00am, walking with her great grandmother, Pamela Thompson. Thompson says she was holding Ja’Mya’s hand and pushing her 1 year old brother in a stroller, when she says the car seemed to come out of nowhere.

“She opened her eyes and then she closed her eyes and that was it.  I knew she was already gone but I just kept hope. I just kept hope,” Thompson said.
After hitting Jamya, police the 27 year old driver kept going, hitting construction horses and parked cars.  They say, the driver then took off running, but police spotted him and took him into custody.
No charges filed yet, but alcohol is believed to be a factor in the crash.

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2 comments

  • ChicagoCommonSense

    What kind of crack was grandma on that she just pushed her baby in a stroller out into traffic? It's one thing if you want to saunter out into traffic like an idiot, but don't endanger your grandchild while you're at it.

  • DC123

    And where is the "Travon Martin" type Protest for this little girl???…Jessie?? Al?? Barack?? nothing huh?? Just like always…do us all a favor…Just SHUT UP! Nothing but WASTE! Oh, and not to mention Mayor McCheese!

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