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Police: Pair ran off after fatal Humboldt Park crash

Police released this surveillance photo of two males running away from a crash that killed a woman Sunday in Humboldt Park. Photo from Chicago Police.
Police released this surveillance photo of two males running away from a crash that killed a woman Sunday in Humboldt Park. Photo from Chicago Police.

Police have released photos of the vehicle involved in a head-on crash that killed a 63-year-old woman in the Humboldt Park neighborhood Sunday morning. Two men ran from the vehicle after the collision.

Bessie English, 63, was driving westbound in the 2700 block of West Division about 7:50 a.m. when a tan 2010 Honda CRV crashed head-on into her 1993 Ford Escort, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Two males were in the Honda, which had Wisconsin license plates, but police said both ran away from the crash and are not in custody, according to a community alert.

Side view of the SUV involved in a fatal hit-and-run. / photo from Chicago Police
Side view of the SUV involved in a fatal hit-and-run. / photo from Chicago Police

English, of the 900 block of North Waller, was taken to Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead at 9:22 a.m., the medical examiner’s office said.

An autopsy Monday found she died of multiple injuries from the crash and ruled her death an accident, the medical examiner’s office said.

Anyone with information on the crash is asked to call the CPD Major Accident Investigation Unit at (312) 745-4521.