Woman fatally struck by vehicle in Uptown

Yehuala Melkama was struck by a vehicle Sunday afternoon at Sunnyside Avenue and Hazel Street, authorities said.

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Three people were killed in separate crashes across the Chicago area during a winter storm early Saturday.

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A woman died after she was struck by a vehicle Sunday afternoon in the Uptown neighborhood.

A man, 39, was traveling in a gray Honda Accord around 3 p.m. near Sunnyside Avenue and Hazel Street when he attempted to make a left turn and struck Yehuala Melkama as she crossed the street, Chicago police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.

Melkama, 44, who lived less than a block away, was pronounced dead about a half hour later, the medical examiner’s office said.

The man was issued citations, police said.

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