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Woman Hit, Killed By Flatbed Truck In River North; Friends Say She Was Pregnant

CHICAGO (CBS) -- A pedestrian was struck and killed by a flatbed truck in Chicago's River North neighborhood Tuesday morning, Chicago police confirmed.

The 29-year-old woman was crossing near the intersection of LaSalle Drive and Grand Avenue around 11:30 a.m. when she was hit.

She was identified as Elizabeth Boshardy of the Ukrainian Village neighborhood. Friends told CBS 2 she was pregnant.

The truck driver was heading west on Grand Avenue and turning left when the truck hit Boshardy. A witness said the woman was in the crosswalk and had the right of way.

Boshardy was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital where she was pronounced dead, police said.

According to her LinkedIn account, Boshardy worked as a data scientist at the Trunk Club, a personal styling service.

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Officials said a citation was issued to the truck driver for failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk.

The truck involved is registered with the U.S. Department of Transportation with the "Rauch Clay Sales Corporation."

It's registered as a private, interstate carrier of building materials and was towing a forklift at the time of the accident.

According the Transportation Department, the vehicle and the driver have not been the subject of any roadside safety inspectors within the last two years.

Area Central detectives are investigating.

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