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Suspect in Custody for Fatal North Avenue Hit-and-Run

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    Family members remember Jennie Davis, who died in a hit-and-run crash on Easter Sunday. Nesita Kwan reports. (Published Monday, April 21, 2014)

    A Chicago great-grandmother who survived numerous health scares became the victim of a hit-and-run crash Sunday.

    Jennie Davis, 64, of the 5500 block of West Le Moyne Street, was struck by a westbound sedan at about 9:40 p.m. while crossing the street in the 5500 block of West North Avenue, police said.

    Police say a vehicle made a u-turn and fled east from the scene. The car was found unoccupied about a half-mile away.

    Eyewitness Sheila Davis says the vehicle hit two other cars before striking Davis.

    "It was a matter of you see something coming, but you can't do anything to help anyone," Davis said. "It's like I saw him hit the car, knew he was goiing to hit her."

    A suspect was taken into custody Monday in connection with the hit-and-run crash and was being questioned.

    Family members say Davis was a great-grandmother who survived five heart attacks in four years.

    Suspect in Custody for Fatal North Avenue Hit-and-Run

    Suspect in Custody for Fatal North Avenue Hit-and-Run
    A 64-year-old Chicago woman was killed in a hit-and-run crash Sunday night on the city's West Side. Nesita Kwan reports.
    (Published Monday, April 21, 2014)

    "Beautiful lady, gorgeous, she was kindhearted, sweet. She would do anything for anybody," the victim's son-in-law, C.C. Saddler said.