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Oak Lawn Woman Dies After Palos Heights Car Crash

The Oak Lawn woman was hit on the driver's side as she made a turn onto 135th Street Tuesday afternoon.

An elderly woman died several hours after a car accident in Tuesday afternoon, police said. 

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Shirley Ronan, 81, of Oak Lawn, was turning onto eastbound 135th Street from Forest Ridge Drive around 2:30 p.m. when a car traveling westbound struck her on the driver's side door, Deputy Chief Dave Delaney said. 

Ronan was making a left turn, which is not allowed at that intersection, Delaney said. 

She was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in critical condition and was pronounced dead about eight hours later, Delaney said. 

The 63-year-old Orland Park man who struck Delaney's vehicle was not cited in the crash. An independent witness who observed the accident told police he was not speeding when the collision occurred, Delaney said. 

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STM July 19, 2012 at 10:28 AM
May she rest in peace and may God bless her soul.
Oak Lawn Gal July 20, 2012 at 04:04 AM
Sad story. I hope she does rest in peace.

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