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63-year-old woman seriously injured after being struck by hit-and-run driver in Zion

A woman is transferred from a Zion ambulance to a Flight For Life medical helicopter Saturday morning | Photo: Zion Fire-Rescue Department.

Police are searching for a hit-and-run driver who struck a 63-year-old woman, dragging her and leaving her seriously injured Saturday morning in Zion.

The Zion Police Department and Zion Fire-Rescue Department responded around 9:49 a.m. Saturday to the 2200 block of Elisha Avenue in Zion for a report of a hit-and-run crash.

A 63-year-old Zion woman was struck by an older model gray four-door sedan and then dragged before the car fled the scene. Police said that a witness reported a partial Wisconsin license plate of AEZ on the suspect vehicle.

A Flight For Life medical helicopter was called to the scene and the woman was transported to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville with serious injuries. Her current condition was immediately available.

The suspect vehicle was driven by a black male and had a white female passenger. It was last seen eastbound in the 1200 block of 21st Street, police said.

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Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Zion Police Department at 847-872-8000.


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