CHICAGO (STMW) — A woman was killed and man injured when they were struck by a truck on Lake Shore Drive while running away from an armed robbery early Sunday in the Gold Coast.
Pamela Johnson, 32, and a 43-year-old man were walking about 1:40 a.m. in the 600 block of North Lake Shore Drive when they were approached by a group of males, at least one of whom was showing a handgun, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
The group announced a robbery and the victims tried to run away across the drive, but were hit by a pickup truck in the southbound lanes near Huron Street, police said. They were both taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
Johnson, who lived in the 9100 block of South Marquette, was pronounced dead at 2:05 a.m., authorities said. The man’s condition was stabilized.
The southbound lanes of Lake Shore Drive were closed to traffic until about 3:30 a.m., police said. The police Major Accidents Investigation Unit and Area Central detectives are investigating.
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