“She was a wonderful mother. It’s not fair.’ Woman killed in car crash with carjacking suspects – NBC Chicago

“She was a wonderful mother. It’s not fair.’  Woman killed in car crash with carjacking suspects – NBC Chicago
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A woman on her way to work was killed when suspected car thieves rammed her car while fleeing Chicago police in Lawndale early Thursday.

Four suspects were arrested and allegedly stole at least three vehicles before hitting a Toyota driven by Dominga Flores, 55, in the 3100 block of South Kedzie Avenue around 12:25 a.m., police said.

Flores’ daughter said her mother was about a block from work when she was hit by the getaway vehicle. Flores has worked nights most of her life so she can see her children in the morning, her daughter said.

“She was a wonderful mother,” said her daughter, who asked not to be named. “It’s not fair, we loved him very much.”

About six hours earlier, the four men pulled up in a stolen pickup truck in the 3400 block of South Claremont Avenue and stole a black Honda from a 65-year-old woman, police said.

They then stole a white Honda from a 25-year-old woman in the 1900 block of West 21st Place. Later, officers were called when the van was set on fire in the 3400 block of South Leavitt Street, police said.

The suspects were seen fleeing in the stolen black Honda. Responding officers attempted to stop the car, but it drove on and ran a red light at 31st Street and Kedzie Avenue, colliding with Flores’ Toyota, police said.

Flores was pronounced dead at Mount Sinai Medical Center. The driver of the Honda was transported by ambulance to Stroger Hospital. The passengers were taken by police to the same hospital, where all four were treated for their injuries and released, police said.

All four suspects were arrested and two firearms were recovered, police said. The charges have not been announced.

A family friend, who did not want to be named, said Flores “was a hard-working, humble person. I didn’t want problems with anyone.

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