Family of woman killed in hit-and-run in Leyden Township files wrongful death lawsuit after prosecutors decline charges

Tiffany Borre, 40, was crossing the street near Mannheim Road and Nevada Avenue in Leyden Township when she was hit by a car on March 19 last year.

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The family of a woman who was struck and killed in a hit-and-run accident last year has filed a wrongful death lawsuit after prosecutors declined to press charges. 

Tiffany Borre, 40, was crossing the street near Mannheim Road and Nevada Avenue in Leyden Township when she was hit by a car that then left the scene around 2:30 a.m. on March 19 last year, according to the Cook County sheriff’s office. 

Months later, Cook County prosecutors informed Borre’s family they would not pursue charges because of “insufficient evidence,” according to Stephanie White, the family’s attorney. 

“We have issued FOIAs to both county departments wanting to know what evidence was presented by the sheriff’s department and to the state’s attorney for felony review,” White said Friday after the suit was filed. “No clear answers yet.”

The sheriff’s office later released a statement saying it made an arrest in the case but the state’s attorney’s office “declined to approved charges against that person.”

“The Cook County sheriff’s office conducted a complete and thorough criminal investigation into the hit-and-run incident that led to the tragic death of Tiffany Borre,” the office said, including a collection of surveillance video and DNA analysis.

“The office sympathizes with the family for the tragedy they have experienced and, through their attorney, has provided the family with numerous videos, witness statements and reports pursuant to their FOIA requests,” it added. “Any allegations that sheriff’s police did not do everything within their authority to aid the victim or investigate and secure charges in this horrific crime are false.”

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