Collisions leave two pedestrians dead, one critically injured

Tribune reporter

A vehicle struck two pedestrians in the Ravenswood neighborhood Friday night, killing one and leaving the other in critical condition, police said.

In a separate collision in the Archer Heights neighborhood, a 61-year-man died after being struck by a vehicle, police said.

The first collision happened at about 6 p.m. Friday on the 5000 block of North Western Avenue on the Northwest Side, Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Amina Greer said.

A vehicle struck two people, both of whom were taken to Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston.

One of them, 85-year-old Evanston resident Raymond Lending, was pronounced dead at 9:09 p.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.

The other pedestrian was in critical condition, News Affairs Officer Ron Gaines said.

In the Archer Heights collision in 5200 block of South Cicero Avenue on the Southwest Side, the 61-year-old man was struck by a vehicle while crossing the street, Gaines said. The man was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead at 1:33 a.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.

The driver in the Archer Heights collision is in police custody, but no charges have been filed yet, Gaines said.

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