A Waukegan woman was arrested after she allegedly hit and killed a 24-year-old woman with her vehicle in North Chicago on Saturday, authorities said.
The North Chicago Police Department and North Chicago Fire Department responded around 2:19 a.m. Saturday to the 1500 block of Lincoln Street.
The Lake County Coroner’s Office said first responders received a call for a crash involving a pedestrian.
The victim, a 24-year-old woman, was found with serious injuries and transported by ambulance to Vista Medical Center East in Waukegan.
The victim was pronounced dead in the emergency room a short while later, the coroner’s office said.
Lake County Coroner Jennifer Banek identified the woman as Alyssa Charles, 24, of Waukegan.
Preliminary examination results from an autopsy showed that Charles died from multiple blunt force injuries as a result of the collision.
The Major Crash Assistance Team of Lake County was called to the scene to assist the North Chicago Police Department with the investigation.
Court records show the driver of the vehicle that hit Charles was arrested the same day as the crash.
The driver was identified as Gabriela Martinez, 25, of the 2000 block of North Pine Street in Waukegan.
Martinez was charged with reckless homicide and failure to report an accident involving death.
Court documents allege Martinez committed reckless homicide when she unintentionally killed Charles while operating a vehicle.
Martinez failed to report the crash to authorities, court documents said.
Martinez appeared in bond court on Sunday and Lake County Judge Daniel Jasica ordered the woman held on a $200,000 bond.
The incident remains under investigation by the North Chicago Police Department, Major Crash Assistance Team of Lake County and Lake County Coroner’s Office.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for February 10.