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88-Year-Old Woman, Another Pedestrian Dead After Crash At Western And Pratt In West Rogers Park

CHICAGO (CBS) -- An 88-year-old woman and another pedestrian were killed when they were hit by a car in a crash at the busy intersection of Western Avenue and Pratt Boulevard in West Rogers Park Friday night.

At 5:20 p.m., a 25-year-old man was driving south on Western Avenue in a sedan, while a 22-year-old woman was driving another sedan and turning left to head west on Pratt Boulevard, police said.

The man ran the red light and hit the passenger side of the woman's car, which in turn came to rest after hitting a pole on Pratt Boulevard east of Western Avenue, police said.

Meanwhile, the man kept going south in his car and hit two women on the sidewalk. The 88-year-old woman was pronounced dead on the scene, while the other was taken to AMITA Health St. Francis Hospital in Evanston initially in "grave" condition, but she was later pronounced dead. She is currently being identified as a Jane Doe.

The man who had been driving was taken to St. Francis with minor injuries in fair condition, while the woman who had been driving declined medical attention.

Video from Chopper 2 showed police and fire vehicles in front of the Northtown Branch Library, 6800 N. Western Ave., and the Jiffy Lube across the street to the south. The intersection also forms the northwest corner of Warren Park.

No citations had been issued Friday evening. The police Major Accident Investigation Unit is investigating.


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