A woman was struck and killed by a truck Monday morning in the West Loop of Chicago. (Posted on April 22, 2013). Antonio Perez, Chicago Tribune

A woman crossing a West Loop street was struck and fatally injured by a tanker truck this morning, authorities said.

The victim was identified as Catherine Cong Ye, 24, whose last confirmed address was in the 1200 block of Northampton Street in State College, Penn., according to the Cook County medical examiner's office. She was declared dead at 8:48 a.m. on the scene of the crash, near Halsted and Randolph Streets.

The victim is believed to have lived on the Near North Side and was heading to work on the Near West Side, authorities said.

Witnesses flagged down the driver, who then was stopped because of the accident, police said.

The driver, a 55-year-old man from Minnesota, has been cited with failure to yield to a pedestrian, but the police Major Accident unit is still investigating.



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