Zion woman dies in Waukegan hit-and-run: police

Officers were called Wednesday for a woman lying in the road at Sheridan Road and Greenwood Avenue.

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A woman was killed Jan. 29, 2020, in a hit-and-run at Sheridan Road and Greenwood Avenue in Waukegan.

A woman was killed Jan. 29, 2020, in a hit-and-run at Sheridan Road and Greenwood Avenue in Waukegan.

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A 45-year-old woman of Zion was killed by a hit-and-run driver Wednesday while she was walking on a road in north suburban Waukegan, police say.

About 5:40 p.m., officers responded to the intersection of Sheridan Road and Greenwood Avenue for calls of a person lying in the street and found Jenny Gaston badly injured, Waukegan police said in a statement.

Gaston was taken to Advocate Condell Medical Center, in Libertyville, where she was pronounced dead, police said.

A preliminary autopsy performed Friday found that she died of multiple blunt force injuries caused by being struck by a vehicle, the Lake County coroner’s office said.

Police said a dark-colored SUV may have been involved in the crash.

Anyone with information is asked to call Waukegan police at 847-599-2630.

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