A woman who was struck by a vehicle last month in southwest suburban Joliet died Tuesday morning.
The vehicle was northbound on Larkin Avenue, approaching a green light at the intersection with Theodore Street, when it hit 41-year-old Joy Fry about 8:35 p.m. July 21, according to Joliet police.
Fry and a 50-year-old man were walking eastbound across Larkin at the time of the crash, police said. The man told investigators they saw that the light was green for northbound traffic, but thought traffic was clear enough to run across. He was about 10 feet in front of Fry when she was hit.
The driver of the vehicle pulled over and remained at the scene, police said. He gave detectives a statement through a translator, stating he saw the man run across the street but did not see Fry. He felt his vehicle hit something and pulled over. A witness told investigators the man was driving at or under the posted 40 mph speed limit at the time.
Fry was taken to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood with a fractured jaw, fractured tibia, fractured pelvis and brain bleed, police said.
Fry, who lived in Joliet, was pronounced dead at the hospital at 3:20 p.m. Tuesday, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. An autopsy found she died from multiple blunt force injuries suffered in the crash, and her death was ruled an accident.
The driver was not cited, police said.