Police seek more info on NW Side crash that killed 2-year-old

SHARE Police seek more info on NW Side crash that killed 2-year-old
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Police investigate after a 2-year-old boy was fatally struck by a vehicle in the Jefferson Park neighborhood Sunday afternoon. | NVP News

Chicago Police are asking for more information after a 2-year-old boy was struck and killed by a vehicle Sunday afternoon in the Jefferson Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side.

A driver has already been ticketed after fatally striking Noah Katz, and also hitting a 39-year-old woman about 4 p.m. in the 4700 block of North Central, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

The vehicle made a left turn onto southbound Central from westbound Giddings Street when it hit the pair, police said. A nurse who was nearby when the crash occurred performed CPR on the child until paramedics arrived, witnesses said.

The pedestrians were taken to Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, where Noah died at 4:48 p.m., authorities said. He lived in the 5600 block of West Leland. An autopsy Monday found he died of head injuries from being struck by a van, and his death was ruled an accident.

The woman’s injuries were not thought to be life-threatening.

Alexander Vasquez Jr., 48, was issued one citation for failure to stop at a stop sign, two citations for failure to yield to a pedestrian in the crosswalk, and two citations for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, police said. He was scheduled to appear in traffic court Dec. 16.

“The investigation is still ongoing and detectives are trying to obtain as much information (video, additional witnesses) as they can,” police announced Monday night.

Anyone with information should call the Major Accident Investigation Unit at (312) 745-4521.

Police investigate after a 2-year-old boy was fatally struck by a vehicle on Sunday afternoon in the Jefferson Park neighborhood. | NVP News

Police investigate after a 2-year-old boy was fatally struck by a vehicle on Sunday afternoon in the Jefferson Park neighborhood. | NVP News

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