A 73-year-old was struck and killed by a truck in the Illinois Medical District neighborhood this afternoon, authorities said.
Lydia Tordecilla, of the 1100 block of West Polk Street, was hit by a truck in the 800 block of South Ashland Avenue--four blocks directly west of her home--according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.
The accident happened about 1 p.m., according to Police News Affairs Officer Ron Gaines.
Tordecilla was declared dead at 2:22 p.m. at
The woman was walking west on Ashland against the light when she was hit by a Crane Carrier truck that was headed north on Ashland, Gaines said.
The driver of the truck tried to stop to avoid the victim, stopped following the accident, and had not been ticketed or charged by about 8:30 p.m., Gaines.