Police: Woman arrested after 1 killed, 4 more injured in hit-and-run on Ike exit ramp

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CHICAGO – A woman accused of hitting five pedestrians along the Eisenhower Expressway early Sunday morning, killing one, and then driving off has been arrested, according to police.

The deadly crash came after a horrible chain of events early Sunday morning. Five men left downtown Chicago and were heading west on the Eisenhower when their cab broke down early Sunday morning.

They called another cab, got out of the one they were in, and walked back on the Eisenhower. State police say the men were walking on the Homan exit ramp around 4:45 a.m. when all five were struck by a car. The driver didn'tstick around, leaving the car's light blue bumper and license plate behind as they sped away.

The five victims were rushed to area hospitals, but 27-year-old Anan Albalawi from Morehead, Kentucky died on the expressway ramp. The other four survivors are expected to be okay.

Just as state police wrapped up their investigation at the scene around 9 a.m., they found the car from the crash, dumped less than two blocks from where they were hit. The Kia Optima was missing its front bumper, had clearly been in an accident, and the plates matched.

Illinois State Police said they arrested the woman they believe was behind the wheel late Sunday afternoon.

 

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