CHICAGO (CBS)– A baby was killed in a hit-and-run crash early Thursday morning on the Near West Side.
Police said the 1-year-old girl, identified as Jamyah Harris, and two women were sitting in a black Toyota that was stopped on the 300 block of South Western Avenue just after midnight, when they were rear-ended by a black Chrysler 300.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Storms Headed Our Way After Midnight; Damaging Winds And Heavy Rain Possible
Witnesses said the Toyota was trying to turn into a nearby apartment complex at the time.
The driver responsible for the crash kept going, and then hit several other parked cars, before running away from the scene.
Renee Davis, who was in one of those parked cars, said, “he just slammed into everything.”
“All we saw was lights,” she said. “His lights were so bright, and it was like lit up, and I was like, ‘Oh, we’re going to get hit.’”
Davis said she still feels the emotional and physical pain from the crash.
“My back. My back is really stiffening up right now,” she said.
Davis went to the hospital because of the crash.
“It was so scary. It was like a horror, like an action movie or something,” she said.READ MORE: Some Residents Say A Bears Move To Arlington Heights Would Benefit Community, Others Say It Would Bring Unwelcome Traffic And Crowds
Jamyah was taken to Stroger Hospital where she died. The two other women, ages 18 and 23, refused treatment.
Davis said the hit-and-run driver had a green light at the nearby intersection, and was speeding at the time of the crash.
“He just flew down. There was a parked car on the right hand. He hit that car, there was a car in front of the Saturn truck. That car hit that one and it bounced off, and hit us, and he rolled over there by the tree,” she said.
A security guard at the apartment complex said he saw one of the women in the Toyota carry Jamyah out.
“The baby was bleeding in the mouth,” Harvis Baggett said.
And although her car was totaled in the crash, Davis said her thoughts are about Jamyah.
“She died, unfortunately, but so far we all okay. Thank God we’re here to talk about it,” she said.
Police said the driver of the Chrysler got out and ran away after the crash.MORE NEWS: Man Shot, Critically Wounded In Attempted Carjacking Just West Of Magnificent Mile
No arrests have been made.