CHICAGO — A woman was killed in a hit-and-run in the city’s Washington Park neighborhood.
Police responded to a traffic crash on the 5900 block of South King Drive around 10:47 p.m. Thursday. Upon arrival, officers discovered a woman in her 40s on the ground in the middle of the road.
The woman was transported to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where she died.
According to police, further investigation found that a vehicle struck the woman, which fled the scene.
Police said it does not appear the victim was in a crosswalk.
Neighbors who spoke with WGN News called the deadly run scary, with the incident leaving some uneasy.
“You don’t have no concern, no heart,” said Dominique Clay about the alleged offender who drove off after the crash. “That is ridiculous. That’s somebody’s mother, grandma, auntie. That’s somebody’s loved one and you left them there.”
Many in the area hope the city steps in to make the intersection where the crash occurred safer.
“This area needs some type of light or a stopping light (or) speed bump,” Clay said. “A real speed bump that’ll take your whole car and one where you’d have to fix it every time.”
No one is in custody. Area One Detectives are investigating.