Woman Killed in Hit-and-Run Crash on Chicago's West Side | NBC Chicago

Woman Killed in Hit-and-Run Crash on Chicago's West Side



    (Published Sunday, July 2, 2017)

    A woman was killed in a hit-and-run crash on Chicago's West Side early Sunday, according to police.

    Katina Runnels, 27, was standing next to a parked vehicle in the 4500 block of W. Washington Blvd. in the city's West Garfield Park neighborhood at around 12:20 a.m. when she was struck by a red sedan traveling westbound at a high rate of speed, authorities said.

    Runnels, of the 1800 block of W. Lake St. in West Town, was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital where she was pronounced dead at 12:45 a.m., according to Chicago police and the Cook County Medical Examiner's office.

    The red car that struck her fled the scene, police said.

    Runnels' mother said Sunday that she was in shock, and had been with her daughter just an hour before she was killed.

    Runnels left behind three young children, according to her mother, who added that the person that struck her "treated her like a piece of trash."

    No one is in custody in connection with the incident and the Chicago Police Major Accidents Investigation Unit continues to investigate.

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