Woman killed in Chicago car accident with off-duty police officer

A 65-year-old woman died Saturday night after being involved in a Chicago car accident with an off-duty police officer, the Chicago Tribune reported.

The woman’s Kia Rio went through a stop sign at 112th Street and Kedzie Avenue shortly after 2 p.m., where it was struck by a Dodge Durango driven by an off-duty Chicago police sergeant who was southbound on Kedzie, according to authorities.

The Mount Greenwood car accident resulted in the victim being extricated from her vehicle, according to the Southtown Star. The South Sawyer Avenue woman was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where she was pronounced dead shortly after 6 p.m., the Cook County medical examiner’s office reported.

The police sergeant, who lives in the area, suffered a leg injury and was treated at Little Company of Mary Hospital in Evergreen Park. Her name was not released.

A neighbor, who is also a Chicago police detective, told the Chicago Sun-Times that the intersection was dangerous and speeding on Kedzie, where the speed limit is posted at 30 mph, often contributes to accidents.

He said numerous car accidents have occurred at the intersection and Chicago pedestrian accidents result from people trying to run across the road.

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