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Woman, 64, fatally struck by driver in West Ridge

She was crossing a street southbound on Maplewood Avenue when she was hit by a driver near the 2500 block of West Devon Avenue, police said.

A woman was fatally struck by a car Friday morning in West Ridge on the North Side.
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A woman was struck and killed by a driver Friday morning in West Ridge on the North Side.

The 64-year-old was crossing a street southbound on Maplewood Avenue when she was hit by the driver about 6 a.m. near the 2500 block of West Devon Avenue, Chicago police said.

The driver, a 40-year-old man, stayed at the scene and the woman was taken to St. Francis Hospital, where she died, police said. She was identified as Prisca Reynoso-Benitez by the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

The incident is under investigation.