Evanston woman cited in fatal Wilmette car accident

Paige Leskin, City Editor

Police cited an Evanston woman Thursday after officers responded to a fatal accident between a car and a pedestrian, authorities said Monday.

Officers responded to the accident at about 7:45 p.m. on Sept. 26 in the 1600 block of Sheridan Road in Wilmette, police said. The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene.

The 51-year-old Evanston woman who was driving the car was cited for failure to exercise due care to avoid a pedestrian, police said. She is scheduled to appear in a Cook County court in Skokie.

The investigation showed that the woman had not been under the influence of alcohol or drugs and she had not been using her phone or texting during the crash, police said. Speed was also not a factor in the incident, authorities said.

Wilmette police investigated the accident with assistance from the Major Crash Assistance Team, part of the North Regional Major Crimes Task Force.

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