Two Elderly Women Killed, One Woman Hurt in Separate Car vs. Pedestrian Incidents

One death result of hit-and-run; driver sought

Two elderly women were struck and killed in separate incidents on Chicago's Northwest Side on Sunday.

A 27-year-old driver killed a 78-year-old woman in West Rogers Park Sunday evening as the woman tried to cross the street.

Police said Miriam Shamoon, of 6322 N. Kedzie Ave., was struck at 3200 W. Devon Ave. and pronounced dead at St. Francis Hospital in Evanston at 6 p.m., the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office said.

The driver of the vehicle, Sergio Candelaria, was cited for failure to use due care for a pedestrian in the roadway.

At about the same time, a female pedestrian was struck by a Hummer and critically injured on the Southwest Side.

About 4:45 p.m., a Hummer SUV traveling south on Pulaski Road through the 53rd Street intersection struck a woman in the roadway, police News Affairs Sgt. Antoinette Ursitti said.

The woman was taken in critical condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Ursitti said.

The driver of the Hummer was not cited and had a green light when passing through the intersection.

Later in the evening and about a mile south, a 93-year-old woman was fatally struck by a minivan in a hit-and-run in the Albany Park neighborhood. 

The van struck the woman at about 10:40 p.m. in the 4800 block of North Kimball Avenue, according to police News Affairs Officer David Banks.

Myrtle Kramer, of 4840 N. Bernard St., was struck at 3432 W. Lawrence Ave. and pronounced dead at 11:15 p.m. at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office.

The Chevrolet Astro Van involved was recovered in the 3500 block of West Argyle Street but police were still seeking the driver as of 2 a.m.

Autopsies are scheduled for each woman later Monday 

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