Woman struck, killed by vehicle on I-57 in Posen

A woman was struck by a vehicle about 2:35 a.m. near 147th Street, state police said.

SHARE Woman struck, killed by vehicle on I-57 in Posen
A person was struck and killed by a vehicle on I-57 Oct. 14, 2019 in Posen.

A person was struck and killed by a vehicle on I-57 Oct. 14, 2019 in Posen.

Sun-Times file photo

A woman was fatally struck by a vehicle Monday while she was walking on southbound Interstate 57 in south suburban Posen.

The 23-year-old woman was struck by a passing SUV after she stepped out of a vehicle that was pulled over on the road about 2:35 a.m. north of 147th Street, Illinois State police said.

The woman, who lived in Englewood, was pronounced dead at the scene, police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. Autopsy results released Tuesday found she died from her injuries and ruled her death and accident.

All southbound lanes were shut down and traffic was diverted at 127th Street as police investigated, state police said. Lanes were reopened just before 7 a.m.

The driver of the SUV, a 30-year-old woman, was taken to a hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening, state police said. A 39-year-old woman who was also in the SUV was not injured.

The investigation was ongoing.

On Sunday, a Shorewood man was hit and killed by a vehicle on the same expressway near Kedzie Avenue in Markham.

The Latest
Said Harris at a YMCA in Plainfield: “Today, as of right now, as of this minute, we can only talk about what Roe v. Wade protected. Past tense.”
Anger over the Supreme Court’s opinion overturning its landmark Roe v. Wade decision brought many to Federal Plaza in the Loop on Friday night.
Women don’t matter and they shouldn’t have agency over their own bodies, the conservative justices might as well have said in their support for Justice Samuel Alito’s abhorrent opinion overturning Roe v. Wade.
With the Supreme Court’s decision in the case of Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization, Roe v. Wade has been overturned.