Chicago police on Tuesday intensified their search for two men who ran off after crashing their Ford sedan into another vehicle, killing a 59-year-old woman.
Linda Forbes, of the 1300 block of South Morgan Street, was just blocks away from home when her Toyota station-wagon was side-swiped at about 8:30 p.m. near 16th Street, family members said.
The mother, who volunteered at the non-profit organization The HistoryMakers and who also worked for Encyclopedia Brittanica, was described as a good person who did a lot for her community.
"She was honest and told it like it was," Forbes' niece, Samantha Brown, said Tuesday. "It's not fair for someone to hit her and not stick around. They're making it worse on themselves."
Brown said Forbes was on her way home from the laundromat when the crash occurred. She was dead on arrival at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County after being pulled from the wreckage.
Police said two men wearing high-visibility work-type shirts or vests were seen running from the crash. The license plate on the vehicle was traced back to a home in Pilsen, but authorities said they'd been unable to determine who was driving as of late Tuesday.