Motorist charged after elderly woman killed in Albany Park hit-and-run

Tribune reporter

Charges have been filed against a motorist who allegedly struck and killed an elderly woman crossing the street on the Northwest Side Saturday.

Jose Cornejo-Flores, 51, of the 3600 block of North Francisco Avenue, was charged with leaving the scene of an accident involving injury or death, according to police News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro.  He was ordered held in lieu of $50,000 bail today, officials said.

Hyun Cho, 76, of the 4000 block of North Spaulding Avenue, was pronounced dead at 12:23 p.m. at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, according to a spokesman for the Cook County medical examiner's office.

About 7:15 a.m., Cho was attempting to cross the street near Sunnyside and Kimball avenues in the Albany Park neighborhood when a northbound 2006 Dodge Caravan struck her on Kimball and fled the scene, said Police News Affairs Sgt. Antoinette Ursitti.

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