2 dead in I-57 hit-and-run near Riverdale

One person was dead at the scene and the other was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn and later died, state police said.

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A man was found dead Dec. 25, 2020, on the South Side.

One person was killed and a second was seriously injured when they were hit by a vehicle April 26, 2020, on I-57 near 138th Street in Riverdale.

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Two people were killed in a hit-and-run Sunday on I-57 near south suburban Riverdale.

A male and female were outside of their disabled vehicle as it was being loading onto a tow truck when they were hit by a vehicle shortly before 4:30 a.m. on northbound I-57 near 138th Street, according to Illinois State Police. The vehicle stopped after striking them and the occupants got out and ran from the scene.

Officers later determined that the vehicle was stolen, state police said.

One person was dead at the scene and the other was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn with life-threatening injuries and later died, state police said.

The Cook County medical examiner’s office identified the man as 33-year-old Darius Strong of Bolingbrook.

The woman was identified as 35-year-old Lasaundra Jones, of Calumet Heights, the medical examiner’s office said.

An autopsy released Monday found they died from injuries from the crash, the medical examiner’s office said.

The northbound lanes of I-57 were closed and traffic was diverted at 147th street but all lanes reopened about 10:10 a.m., according to state police. The investigation into the crash remains ongoing.

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