Doctors work to save baby of pregnant woman struck and killed by semi-truck

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CHICAGO —  Doctors are working to save the child of a pregnant woman who was killed after she was hit by a semi-truck in the River North neighborhood.

According to the Chicago Police Department, the woman was crossing the intersection near LaSalle Drive and Grand Avenue around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday when she was hit. A semi-truck was heading west on Grand Avenue and starting turning left at the intersection and struck the woman.

The woman, identified by the Cook County Bureau of Administration as Elizabeth Boshardy, was taken to Northwestern University Hospital in critical condition and was later pronounced dead.

WGN was told that doctors are working to save the baby’s life. There was no information about the baby’s condition.

The driver of the truck was cited for failure to yield to a pedestrian in the crosswalk.

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