Arlington Heights woman hit by car while walking dog dies

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A northwest suburban woman who was hit by a car while walking her dog Monday morning in Arlington Heights has died.

The woman — identified as Barbara Rose Leinonen by the Cook County medical examiner’s office — was crossing Grove Street near Kaspar Avenue in Arlington Heights when a westbound 2012 Volkswagen GTI struck her about 6:55 a.m., according to Arlington Heights police.

Paramedics took her to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, where she died Wednesday, police Capt. Andrew Whowell said.

Leinonen, 57, was a resident of Arlington Heights, according to police and the medical examiner’s office.

The 16-year-old Arlington Heights boy driving the Volkswagen was not hurt, police said. There were no passengers in the car. Drugs and alcohol were not thought to have played a role in the crash, police said previously.

The woman was walking her dog at the time, but the animal was not hurt, police said.

Arlington Heights police continue to investigate, and have not yet made a determination as to whether citations will be issued, Whowell said.

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