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Woman fleeing robbery in Chicago hit by truck, dies

May 29, 2016 - 6:11 AM

CHICAGO - A Chicago woman who was fleeing from an armed robbery with her boyfriend has died after being hit by a truck on Lake Shore Drive.

Chicago Police Officer Laura Amezaga says a 32-year-old woman and a 43-year-old man were approached by a group of males in the Gold Coast neighbourhood early Sunday morning. The group announced a robbery and one of the males had a handgun.

The woman and her boyfriend tried to run away. Both were hit by a pickup truck in the southbound lanes of Lake Shore Drive.

Amezaga says the woman was pronounced dead at a hospital, and the man is in stable condition.

No one is in custody and authorities are investigating.

The incident happened a few blocks east of the city's Magnificent Mile shopping area.

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