Chicago police are still searching for the driver of a vehicle that allegedly struck and killed a 21-year-old woman in the city’s Bridgeport neighborhood last year.
Exactly one year after the hit-and-run incident, police are renewing their calls for the public’s help in locating the driver of a Hyundai Sonata Sedan after the vehicle was seen fleeing the scene of the crash at a high rate of speed, according to a community alert issued Saturday.
Carissa Hinz, of the 3300 block of South Avenue, was walking across the street when she was struck by the vehicle and thrown through the rear window of a nearby car, landing in the backseat, officials said.
Friends who were with Hinz just before the accident said she was was volunteering at a local arts center, Co-Prosperity Sphere, and was walking across the street to take out the trash when she was hit.
Police said the driver was a man in his 20s and was driving with two other people in the car.
Anyone with information surrounding the accident is being asked to call the Major Investigation Unit at (312) 745-4521.