Man, 72, struck and killed by car in Avalon Park

A motorist hit his brakes to avoid a car in front of him and swerved into the right lane, hitting the man, police said.

SHARE Man, 72, struck and killed by car in Avalon Park
ambulance.jpg

Sun-Times file photo

A man was struck and killed by a car Saturday afternoon in Avalon Park on the South Side.

William Jones, 72, was hit around 1:50 p.m. in the 8200 block of South Stony Island Avenue, according to Chicago police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

A motorist hit his brakes to avoid a car in front of him and swerved into the right lane, striking Jones, police said.

Jones was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center and pronounced dead.

The driver was issued citations for failing to reduce speed, hitting a pedestrian and driving without insurance, police said.

The Latest
A timeline of events in the Tyre Nichols case in Memphis, Tenn., which led to murder and other charges against the five officers involved in his arrest this month.
The fire destroyed the company’s building at 6339 S. Central Ave., just blocks from Midway Airport. “It’s gutted, it’s done,” said Becky Walowski, an employee.
Alderpersons briefed on the settlement Friday were told it is “fiscally prudent” to pay the family of Sharell Brown even though the Civilian Office of Police Accountability ruled the May 2019 shooting was justified.
Third World Press Foundation, the renowned Black publishing company on Chicago’s South Side, experienced a flood in December that caused $200,000 in damage.
Today’s update is a 5-minute read that will brief you on the day’s biggest stories.