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Woman, 12-Year-Old Nephew Killed by Hit-and-Run Driver in Gage Park

A woman and her 12-year-old nephew died after being struck by a hit-and-run driver Wednesday evening on the Southwest Side.

Giovanne Bucio and 48-year-old Araceli Gutierrez were struck in the 3100 block of West 55th Street in Gage Park, the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.

A westbound driver hit them about 8:10 p.m. in a crosswalk and kept on driving, Chicago police said.

The car was possibly a dark-colored 2009-2012 Chevy Malibu with front-end damage near the driver’s side headlight, police said.

The woman was taken to University of Chicago Medical Center and the boy was brought to Comer Children’s Hospital, police said. They were both pronounced dead.

The boy was the woman’s nephew, a law enforcement source said.

Gutierrez lived in Avondale, while Giovanne was a Gage Park resident, the medical examiner’s office said.

Police asked anyone with information to call its Major Accidents Unit at 312-745-4521.

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