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Elderly Man Killed, Woman Injured When Struck By SUV

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CHICAGO (STMW) – An 86-year-old man is dead and a woman was critically injured after being struck by a SUV Friday in the North Side Lincoln Square neighborhood.

The man and a 78-year-old woman were crossing the street at 6:40 p.m. in the 5000 block of North Western Avenue when they were struck by a 1996 Jeep Cherokee, police News Affairs Officer Amina Greer said.

The man was taken to Saint Francis Hospital where he was pronounced dead and the woman was in critical condition at Saint Francis, Greer said.

The driver, Nikola Stojnic, 74, of the 6000 block of North Talman Avenue, was cited for striking a pedestrian in the roadway.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2012. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)