Cement Truck Driver Cited After Killing Woman in Wheelchair

60-year-old was crossing South Side street when truck hit her

A Glenwood man has been cited after hitting a 60-year-old, wheelchair-bound, woman with his cement truck Tuesday afternoon on the South Side.

At about 3:30 p.m. in the 300 block of West 39th Street, an eastbound cement truck blew a stop sign and struck Joyce Thomas of 266 W. Pershing Rd., according to Chicago Police.

Thomas was crossing the street in a motorized wheelchair with her dog when the incident occurred, police said.

Michael Carter, 31, of the 100 block of North Wabash Street in Glenwood, was cited for negligent driving, striking a pedestrian in the roadway, and failure to stop at a stop sign, the statement said.

No criminal charges have been filed, but police continue to investigate.

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