Toddler Killed After Car Runs Stop Sign

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    A 2-year-old walking with her grandmother to daycare was hit and killed by a car who blew a stop sign Friday morning, police said.

    Police said around 6:24 a.m. the toddler’s grandmother was pushing a stroller with an infant and holding the hand of her 2-year-old granddaughter while crossing a street near 56th and Morgan Streets when the girl was struck by a vehicle.

    The child was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital in “extremely critical condition” and was later pronounced, officials said. The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office said the child’s name was not being released as an investigation was ongoing.

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    The grandmother was transported to John H. Stroger Hospital where officials said her condition was not serious, but that she was “emotionally distraught.”

    Police said the driver was taken into custody after the accident and they believe the incident was alcohol-related, according to Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Veejay Zala.

    Charges were not filed as of Friday evening.