EPD to help hit-and-run case after van is found in Evanston

Jesse Abrams-Morley

Evanston Police Department is assisting in the search for a hit-and-run suspect whose van struck and killed a 75-year-old Chicago woman Sunday.

The van believed to be involved in the incident was found in Evanston on Sunday, said Cmdr. Michael Perry of EPD.

The woman, Radmila Mebic of the 6900 block of North Oakley Avenue, was pronounced dead at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

A woman was hit by a 1992 Chevrolet van while she was crossing the street on the 7500 block of North Western Avenue in Chicago, said Carlos Herrera of Chicago Police Department. The van’s driver then fled the scene. The incident occurred at 12:20 p.m. Sunday, Perry said.

Both Chicago and Evanston police are looking for a specific suspect, Perry said. Police have an Evanston address for the suspect, but they do not know if the suspect is still living in the city.

Perry said EPD is only helping to locate the suspect. The actual investigation of the incident is being handled by Chicago police.

Perry deferred questions about the suspect to Chicago police. Herrera will not give information about the suspect until an arrest is made.