Woman Fleeing Robbers Fatally Struck by Truck on Lake Shore Drive

Family members identified the victim as 32-year-old Pamela Johnson

A woman was killed and man injured when they were struck by a truck on Lake Shore Drive while running away from an armed robbery early Sunday in the Gold Coast, police said.

About 1:40 a.m., the 32-year-old woman and 43-year-old man were walking in the 600 block of North Lake Shore Drive when they were approached by a group of males, at least one of whom was showing a handgun, according to Chicago Police.

They announced a robbery and the victims tried to run away across the drive, but were hit by a pickup truck in the southbound lanes near Huron Street, police said.

They were taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where the woman was pronounced dead and the man’s condition was stabilized, police said. The Cook County medical examiner’s office could not immediately confirm the fatality.

The southbound lanes of Lake Shore Drive were closed to traffic until about 3:30 a.m., police said. The police Major Accidents Investigation Unit and Area Central detectives are investigating.

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