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

Woman struck while crossing the street on Easter Sunday

Monday, Apr 21, 2014  |  Updated 6:46 PM CDT
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Family members remember Jennie Davis, who died in a hit-and-run crash on Easter Sunday.  Nesita Kwan reports.

Family members remember Jennie Davis, who died in a hit-and-run crash on Easter Sunday. Nesita Kwan reports.

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Woman Killed in North Avenue Hit and Run

A 64-year-old Chicago woman was killed Sunday night in a hit-and-run crash on the city's West Side.

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.
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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.

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

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