Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Teen girl dies following Chatham hit-and-run accident

A 15-year-old girl who was struck by a car in a hit-and-run accident in the Chatahm neighborhood over the weekend died Monday.

The girl -- identified as Shayla Raymond, of the 8500 block of South Buffalo Avenue, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office -- was hit by a vehicle at 11:17 p.m. on Saturday in the 400 block of East 87th Street, police News Affairs Officer Daniel O’Brien said.

Raymond was pronounced dead at 11 a.m. Monday at Advocate Hope Children’s Hospital in Oak Lawn, the medical examiner’s office said.

She was a 9th grade student at Bowen Environmental Studies High School, 2710 E. 89th St., according to Chicago Public Schools spokeswoman Monique Bond.

O’Brien said the girl was initially hospitalized in critical condition after the hit-and-run accident. An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday, according to the medical examiner’s office.

Nobody was in custody Monday night, and a description of the vehicle was not yet available.

The police Major Accident Investigation Unit is investigating.

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