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Woman fatally struck by car in University Village

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A 41-year-old woman was fatally struck by a car early Sunday in the University Village neighborhood.

About 1:30 a.m., Beyanca Stephenson was standing near a vehicle in the bike lane when she was struck by a 2010 Ford Focus traveling west in the 1200 block of West Roosevelt, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Stephenson, who lived nearby, was taken to Stroger Hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 2:32 a.m., authorities said.

The 22-year-old man driving the Focus was cited for negligent driving and striking a pedestrian in the roadway, police said.

The police Major Accidents Investigation Unit was investigating the crash.