Services Set for Radogno Daughter as Police Search for Car in Hit-and-Run

Lisa Radogno died Wednesday from a massive pulmonary embolism that may have been tied to a hit-and-run

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    NBC Chicago's Mary Ann Ahern provides a snapshot of Illinois politics for Friday, June 20, 2014 (Published Friday, Jun 20, 2014)

    Police have released details surrounding the hit-and-run crash that may have been tied to the death of Lisa Radogno.

    Radogno, 31, the daughter of Illinois Senate Republican leader Christine Radogno and a staffer for Sen. Mark Kirk, was struck in a hit-and-run crash in Washington D.C. a month before she passed away Wednesday evening.

    Radogno's spokesman told Ward Room that Radogno's death was “the result of complications of a hit-and-run in mid-May.”

    D.C. police said they are searching for a white, four-door 2011 Nissan Maxima with Maryland tags, according to News4.

    She was hit in a cross walk with injuries to her knee and wrist. While witnesses tried to get a license plate, no one has been arrested in the crash. After the crash, Sen. Radogno drove out to Washington and brought her daughter home to Lemont to allow her to recuperate and "get her life back."

    Lisa Radogno later returned to D.C. and her job as an executive assistant in Sen. Mark Kirk's Capitol Hill office where she worked for seven years.

    She died Wednesday from a massive pulmonary embolism. An autopsy is expected to determine if the blood clot stemmed from the crash.

    Services are set for later this week, according to spokeswoman Patty Schuh.

    Visitation is scheduled for Friday from 3-9 p.m. and a memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. at Hallowell & James Funeral Home in Countryside, Illinois.