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Amazon Delivery Truck Fatally Strikes Woman, 84

(CBS) – A delivery truck – reportedly one delivering Amazon merchandise – fatally struck an 84-year-old woman in the Little Village neighborhood Thursday afternoon.

Police say a Nissan truck was traveling westbound on 28th and struck the woman when the vehicle turned south onto Drake around 3:30 p.m.

The pedestrian was taken to Mt. Sinai Hospital where she later died.

Family members identified the woman as Telesfora Escamilla. The devastated loved ones said Escamilla had been on a routine walk at the time of the accident. They set up a memorial with candles where she was struck.

Telesfora Escamilla
Telesfora Escamilla (picture provided by family)

The driver of the truck was in police custody and charges are pending, Chicago police said. The vehicle had an Amazon logo on it.

Amazon issued a statement Thursday:

"Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with her family and loved ones during this difficult time. Any accident that occurs is one too many and we will work with police and the delivery service provider as they investigate."


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