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Coroner IDs 53-year-old woman killed in hit-and-run near Deerfield Bakery

Police investigate after an Evanston woman was fatally struck by a hit-and-run vehicle in the parking lot of 825 Waukegan Road in Deerfield Friday morning | Photo: Craig Uglinica.

The Lake County Coroner’s Office has released the identity of a 53-year-old Evanston woman who was fatally struck by a hit-and-run driver in the parking lot of Deerfield Bakery in Deerfield Friday morning.

Lucinda Rondon-Stanley, 53, of Evanston, died of blunt force injuries caused by a vehicle, Lake County Coroner Dr. Howard Cooper said Monday afternoon.

The Deerfield Police Department and Deerfield-Bannockburn Fire Department responded around 11:37 a.m. Friday to a parking lot at 825 Waukegan Road for a report of a person struck by a vehicle.

The Deerfield Police Department said that officers arrived and found Rondon-Stanley lying in the parking lot, which is near the Deerfield Bakery. Police performed rescue efforts on the woman before paramedics arrived and transported the woman to Highland Park Hospital.

Lake County Coroner Dr. Howard Cooper said that Rondon-Stanley died at the hospital a short time later.

Police said the vehicle that struck the woman fled the scene. A joint investigation by the Lake County Major Crash Assistance Team and the Deerfield Police Department was launched due to the severity of the crash.

A source told Lake and McHenry County Scanner that the suspect vehicle, a black minivan with front-end damage, was stopped by police near Deerfield High School.

Police confirmed that the 68-year-old man driving the vehicle was taken into custody and is being cooperative with the investigation. The Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office will review possible charges once the investigation is complete but no charges have been filed yet.


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