Fatal Waukegan Pedestrian Accident Along Sheridan Road

A fatal Waukegan pedestrian accident occurred early Wednesday (January 29, 2020) evening. This fatal Waukegan pedestrian accident was a “hit & run” accident; the vehicle that struck the pedestrian fled the accident scene.

This “hit & run” is discussed in a variety of media sources, including the January 31, 2020 Grayslake Patch article titled “Woman Killed In Hit-And-Run In Waukegan.”

An excerpt:

A woman is dead following a hit-and-run collision that happened Wednesday evening in Waukegan. Police say a Zion woman in her 40s was killed in the collision, which occurred at about 5:40 p.m. in the area of Sheridan Road and Greenwood Avenue, according to a post on the Waukegan Police Department Facebook page.

A woman was found lying in the roadway at the accident scene.

The woman was taken to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Police believe that prior to this fatal Waukegan pedestrian accident, the woman was walking south along Sheridan Road when she was hit. The vehicle that hit her is unknown; however, it may have been a dark-colored SUV.

An autopsy later identified the deceased woman as Jenny Gaston, 45, of Zion. The Lake County Coroner’s Office said she died of multiple blunt force injuries. Those injuries were consistent with injuries that occur when a vehicle hits a person.

Those with information concerning this accident are asked to contact the Waukegan Police Department Traffic Division at 847-599-2630.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Waukegan pedestrian accident can be found in the article mentioned above as well as other sources.

As discussed on the “Fatal Pedestrian Accidents That Occur In Lake County” and “Lake County Pedestrian Accidents” page, pedestrian accidents often result in serious accident injuries. These injuries can vary widely both in type and severity. As seen in the accident discussed above, when a person is hit by a vehicle, the person often suffers fatal injuries.

For those that have been hit by a vehicle, getting immediate medical care is of critical importance. There may be serious injuries that are not immediately apparent after the accident. This type of injury is further discussed on the “Important Reasons For Getting A Medical Exam After An Accident” page.


Should you be involved in a vehicle accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights. Elman Joseph Law Group has compiled a reference document titled “10 Steps You Should Follow After an Auto Accident.”


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