Suspect Held in Hit and Run That Killed 11 Year Old

Girl died at the hospital

By Anthony Ponce
|  Wednesday, Jun 23, 2010  |  Updated 8:45 AM CDT
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Suspect Held in Hit and Run That Killed 11 Year Old

Itali Hinton was killed in a hit and run accident.

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Police are holding a man suspected of running down an 11-year-old girl in a hit and run accident in the South Shore neighborhood Tuesday.

The girl, Itali Hinton, was struck by a van on the 3900 block of South Lake Park Avenue around 6 p.m. Tuesday. She was dragged by the car briefly, police said.

The driver reportedly got out of the van momentarily, but got back in a sped away as an angry mob approached, the Chicago Tribune reports.  

Hinton was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital at the University of Chicago where she was pronounced dead.

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