By Bob Uphues
Oak Park police, assisted by the West Suburban Major Crash Unit, continue to investigate the death of a 62-year-old woman, who was struck by a pickup truck near the intersection of Pleasant Street and Scoville Avenue at about 8 a.m. on Dec. 26.
Police identified the victim as Oak Park resident Karen Daniel, who was pronounced dead at the scene. The 63-year-old Oak Park man who reportedly was behind the wheel of the Ford F150 pickup truck that struck Daniel was cited for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident and failure to yield to a pedestrian.
According to police, the driver passed field sobriety tests and submitted to blood and urine testing.
A press release issued by the village on Thursday afternoon stated that a preliminary investigation indicated the truck was turning eastbound onto Pleasant Street from Scoville Avenue when it hit Daniel.
Anyone with information on the incident is being asked to contact Oak Park police at 708-386-3800 or provide info anonymously via the police tip line at 708-434-1636 or at oak-park.us/crimetip.
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