Woman In Bike Lanes Fatally Struck By Car Near UIC

CHICAGO (CBS) — A woman standing in the bike lanes near the University of Illinois at Chicago was fatally struck by a car early Sunday morning.

CBS 2’s Lauren Victory reports that 41-year-old Beyanca Stephenson was getting out of her car at her home when she was hit by another car around 1:30 a.m.

She was in the bike lanes on Roosevelt Road near Racine, coming home after a fun night on a boat.

The impact killed Stephenson, a mother of two, and damaged at least three cars.

The victim’s cousin said the driver was speeding; police had not confirmed that as of Sunday afternoon, but did say alcohol was not a factor.

The 22-year-old behind the wheel was cited with negligent driving and hitting a pedestrian.

Neighbors say that stretch of Roosevelt Road can get busy, but they didn’t have any complaints or traffic issues to report.

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