On Nov. 14, an Illinois judge sentenced a 59-year-old Chicago man to prison for 10 years after he admitted to fleeing a car accident that killed a corrections officer. The crash happened in July 2012 while the 38-year-old female corrections officer was crossing the road near the employee entrance to Cook County jail, authorities said.
The Chicago man was driving a van when he struck the woman. On account of the impact, the woman was propelled beneath a sheriff's vehicle, where she became pinned. Emergency crews transported her to Mount Sinai Hospital, where she ultimately died.