Police: Driver Was Drunk When She Knocked Pedestrian Off Overpass

DOLTON, Ill. (CBS) — A south suburban woman is facing drunken driving charges, after police say she slammed into a pedestrian so hard that the victim as knocked off an overpass.

Around 5:55 a.m. this past Sunday someone called Dixmoor police to report that the driver of a minivan had struck a pedestrian in the 300 block of East Sibley Boulevard and knocked her off an overpass, Dolton spokeswoman Taquoya Kennedy said.

The Dixmoor Police Department called Dolton police, who arrived in five minutes and found the woman dead on the scene, Kennedy said. Initially listed as a Jane Doe, the woman was identified by police as 39-year-old Dolton resident Kosetta Ratliff.

The motorist — Tnia Griffin, 32 — did not stop, Kennedy said. Police located her about 30 minutes later near Interstate 80/294 and Torrence Avenue near Lansing. She was charged with one count of aggravated DUI causing death and is being held on $500,000 bond.

A Monday autopsy confirmed Ratliff died of multiple injuries from a minivan striking a pedestrian and the death was ruled an accident, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.


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  • grumpy

    “The Dixmoor Police Department called Dolton police, who arrived in five minutes” What happened to the 4 new squad cars taxpayers purchased for Dolton? 5 minutes? Other side of town eating donuts and drinking coffee?

  • Border Agent69

    She looks devastated

  • Afro
  • Harry Porterfield

    That’s what Michelle Obama will look like after her bum hubby leaves office!

  • Lyndia

    Thank you

  • Lyndia

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    • Lyndia

      Oh look, now I be talking dat s#!t. I gets so mad sometimes when y’all be makin fun of Magilla. I never knowed my Daddy but I sure knowed Magilla.

  • Leroy Goldberg

    Tnia????? Her Momma couldn’t spell Tina?


    • THEE Yard Ape

      EXACTLY!!!! LOL !!!! Great WHITE minds think alike Leroy!!!!!

  • non

    Ruled an accident? Since when is drunk driving an accident?

    • Jeanne

      Exactly. & the victim lost her life because this woman couldn’t stay off the road after having her booz. She oughta be charged for manslaughter. & no, her mugshot shows no remorse.

    • OLD VET


  • Venus Williams The Tennis Pro

    Venus has really let herself go.

  • Mo Mo Da Black Blonde Ho Ho

    Nice head, NOT.

  • Lyndia

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    • Lyndia

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  • Lyndia

    Anglo-Saxon, I have read your black racist @hit for months too. There is one thing about that damn white man. They can dish it out but they can not take it. You people think all blacks are like they were in the south years ago. Scared. Scared to speak up, scared to look up, scared of what the white man may say or think. fu@@ the white man and the mule he road in on. (with his cheeta loving azz.)


    • Afro

      Monkeys these days arent’t the same as they were in the south years ago, thats true you been let go for to long but that don’t mean it can’t be fixed you just remember that ni gg er!


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