• May 26, 2017

Karla Benavides Killed in Accident in Aurora, IL

Aurora, IL -- A vehicle vs. pedestrian incident claimed the life of 22-year-old Karla Benavides Monday, May 22, 2017 in Aurora, IL.

The incident happened on Orchard Road around 2:15 a.m.

According to the report, it appears Ms. Benavides was en route to a local hospital with a group of friends after sustaining an injury at a bar. Officials say the victim decided to exit the vehicle as she didn't want to go to Mercy Hospital. Upon exiting the vehicle, Ms. Benavides was struck by two separate vehicles.

One of the vehicles stopped and was cited for failure to stop for a pedestrian.

The investigation into the crash is ongoing.

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