CHICAGO (CBS) — A dump truck driver struck and killed a 72-year-old woman in the Southwest Side’s Clearing neighborhood Friday evening, then drove off.
Kazmiera Falat, 72, was struck and killed by the dump truck on Harlem Avenue near 62nd Street – on the cusp of the city of Chicago and suburban Summit – according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.READ MORE: 1 Killed, 4 Injured In Evanston Shooting
The woman was walking across Harlem Avenue about 5:30 p.m. Friday, when the northbound dump truck hit her and did not stop, police News Affairs Officer Amina Greer said.READ MORE: At Least 40 People Wounded, 3 Killed In Thanksgiving Weekend Shootings In Chicago
Falat, of the 6200 block of 63rd Street, was taken to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood where she was pronounced dead at 7:35 p.m., according to the Medical Examiner’s office.
The driver was not in police custody as of early Saturday.MORE NEWS: Wolfpack Junior Football Team Needs Funds To Compete For National Championship In Florida
The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.