16-year-old girl fatally struck by vehicle in Blue Island

Shaniyah Walker was struck by a passing vehicle Friday near 127th Street and Highland Avenue, officials said.

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A 16-year-old girl was fatally hit by a vehicle Friday in suburban Blue Island.

Shaniya Walker was struck by a passing vehicle about 3:30 p.m. near 127th Street and Highland Avenue, Blue Island police said in a statement.

Walker was transported to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where she was pronounced dead, police said.

An autopsy found she died of multiple injuries from the crash and ruled her death an accident, the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.

The driver of the vehicle remained at the scene and did not show signs of impairment, police said.

The Suburban Major Accident Reconstruction Team and Blue Island police are investigating.

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