By Ashley Rueff
11:06 AM EDT, March 19, 2013
A 17-year-old Orland Park girl died three days after she was struck by a vehicle while walking in a roadway in Olympia Fields, authorities said.
Rosabel Gutierrez, of the 15100 block of El Camino Drive, was hit in the 3600 block of Lincoln Highway about 5 a.m. Friday, according to police.
She was pronounced dead at 3:31 p.m. Monday at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office. An autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday.
Police were called at about 5 a.m. Friday about a person being hit by a car while walking in the roadway, said Olympia Fields Police Chief John Krull.
The investigation is ongoing, but police said Gutierrez had been attending a party in Park Forest before she was struck.
Krull said the driver stayed on scene of the accident and there were multiple 911 calls that came in to dispatch to report the crash.
Lemanuel J. Pitts, 21, of the 100 block of Illinois Street in Park Forest, who was with Gutierrez at the party, has been charged with one count of providing liquor to a minor and one count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, police said. Krull said today he is unsure if additional charges will be filed.
"We're working with the state's attorney's office," he said.
Gutierrez's family asked that her organs be donated to the Gift of Hope Foundation, police said. Funeral arrangements are pending.
"It's a tragic loss of a young life and there are a lot of people that are affected by it," Krull said.@TribAshleyRueff
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