Pedestrian killed in collision accident on South Side

CHICAGO – A woman was killed early Tuesday morning when she was hit by a vehicle involved in a crash as she was crossing the street on the city’s south side, according to police.

Police said the driver of a black SUV was involved in a crash with a burgundy Toyota RAV4 in the 1600 block on East 79th Street around 6 p.m. 3:58 a.m. when the black SUV hit a woman of an unknown age crossing the street.

The woman was taken to the University of Chicago Hospital, where she was pronounced dead. No other injuries were reported.

The driver fled in a westerly direction on 79th Street and is not in custody. The accident is under investigation by the unit for major accidents.

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