02/12/2013 10:26 am ET

Jennifer Mitchell Killed On Bishop Ford: Woman Pushed From SUV, Hit By Semi Truck And Other Car

A 27-year-old woman met a horrific fate after police say she fell from an SUV on the Bishop Ford Freeway just outside of Chicago early Tuesday.

Police said victim Jennifer Mitchell appears to have been pushed from a moving SUV and struck by at least one semi truck and a car, reports WGN.

An Illinois State Police trooper spotted Mitchell's body in the outbound lanes near Sibley Boulevard in Dolton just before 1 a.m., according to ABC Chicago. Mitchell, a Calumet Heights resident on Chicago's Southeast Side, was dead at the scene.

The driver who hit Mitchell stopped, NBC Chicago reports, butthe driver of the white Chevy Blazer from which she was pushed, however, sped off. Tips from witnesses describing the car helped police catch up to the driver, who by then was in the northbound lanes of I-294, reports ABC.

The driver wouldn't pull over and headed for the exit, but instead of a making a smooth getaway, NBC reports he crashed into another car near the 127th Street exit at Cicero in Alsip; by way of the Bishop Ford Freeway to the Tri-State Tollway exit, the driver had gone roughly 15 miles northwest of the scene where Mitchell's body was found.

According to the Chicago Sun-Times, state police said the 28-year-old driver was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn for minor injuries. The man was treated and taken into custody for questioning, but no charges have been filed at this point.



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