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Woman Killed in Christmas Morning Hit-And-Run Crash

By Victoria Johnson | December 25, 2012 4:04pm | Updated on December 26, 2012 10:21am
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LOGAN SQUARE — A woman died early Christmas morning after the car she was in was struck by an SUV traveling the wrong way.

The accident happened about 4:45 a.m. in the 2600 block of North Pulaski Road, according to Chicago Police spokesman John Mirabelli.

The woman — identified by the Cook County Medical Examiner's office as 67-year-old Obdulia Villalobos — was riding in the backseat of a 2001 Volkswagen Golf driven by her 25-year-old daughter, Mirabelli said.

They were traveling south on Pulaski Road when the daughter swerved to avoid a 2000 Chevrolet Blazer going north in the southbound lanes, causing the Blazer to strike the Golf's passenger side, Mirabelli said.

The woman and her daughter were taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center where Villalobos was pronounced dead at 5:18 a.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's office.

Mirabelli did not know the daughter's condition, but said a 25-year-old man riding in the front passenger seat was unhurt.

The Blazer's driver did not stop at the scene but was found a short distance away and is being questioned, Mirabelli said.