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Woman Hit, Killed By Vehicle On Milwaukee Avenue In Niles

UPDATED 12/30/19 6:15 p.m.

NILES, Ill. (CBS) -- A woman is dead after being hit by a vehicle Sunday evening on busy Milwaukee Avenue in Niles.

Just before 6 p.m., Niles police were called for a pedestrian struck in the 9400 block of North Milwaukee Avenue.

Police learned that a man and woman were crossing Milwaukee Avenue from the Golf Mill Mall parking lot on the west side of the road to Golf Mill Ford on the east. They were not in a crosswalk, police said.

A vehicle headed south on Milwaukee Avenue hit the 68-year-old woman, police said. The driver remained at the scene and was cooperating.

The Niles Fire Department rushed the woman to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, where she was pronounced dead at 6:29 p.m. The woman was identified Monday as Nirmalaben M. Shah.

Milwaukee Avenue was shut down between Golf Road and Maryland Street following the accident.

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