Monica Eason Obituary, Death – According to reports from the Chicago Police Department, a pedestrian crossing the street in West Garfield Park on Monday evening was struck and killed by a vehicle that fled the scene. According to the Chicago Police Department, the woman was walking west in a crosswalk in the 900 block of South Pulaski Road shortly after 8:30 p.m. when the driver of a tan SUV with four doors struck her and caused her to sustain injuries.
The police report states that the SUV kept driving south on Pulaski Avenue. The woman was transported to Mt. Sinai Hospital in Chicago by the city’s firefighting crews, but she was pronounced dead there.
According to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office, Monica Eason resided in the neighborhood known as East Garfield Park.
E. Jackson’s nephew E. provided the following explanation: “What really makes it difficult is how it affects everyone else around you.” Brother James Doole said, “Baby sister, she was a pillar, if you will,” referring to his sister. The family of the driver is pleading with him or her to do the honorable thing and turn themselves in to the authorities. The Major Accidents unit has been tasked with conducting an investigation into the incident.
Officers were looking through the area for any evidence, including a shoe that had been left in the middle of the crosswalk. It is believed that the vehicle is a Jeep from the years 1995 to 2000. The photograph of the suspect vehicle was made public by the CPD on Tuesday morning.
Eason can be seen on surveillance video taken from a nearby establishment as he enters a liquor store that is located on a corner. A few minutes later, she comes out of the building while carrying a bag and walks across the street. Before she reaches the opposite end of the sidewalk, she stops, turns around, and then starts walking back. The surveillance footage reveals an SUV heading in her direction at a high rate of speed while attempting to get through the intersection just as the light turns red.
The video was cut off by ABC7 Chicago before the car struck the woman. However, Eason took a significant blow and was thrown a good distance. A few moments later, an unmarked police SUV can be seen pulling up to the scene while making a radio call for additional assistance. Anyone who has any information regarding what happened should call the police at (312) 745-4521.