Hit-and-Run Driver Kills Hersey High School Sophomore Monika Skrzypkowski

View Larger Map of fatal hit-and-run near Elmhurst Road (Route 83) and Willow Road, where hit-and-run suspect was last seen leaving westbound on Willow Road.


Monika Skrzypkowski, 15, of Arlington Heights was struck by a vehicle near North Elmhurst Road and Kenilworth Avenue about 11:00 p.m. Saturday. The Hersey High School sophomore had just called her mother for a ride home and was going for a short walk while she waited for her mom to come pick her up from a boyfriend’s family birthday party.

Honda Odyssey file photo.

Witnesses reported that the vehicle that struck Monika was a silver Honda Odyssey minivan — the driver fled westbound on Willow Road from Elmhurst Road. The force of the accident in a northbound lane of Elmhurst Road knocked out a headlight from the minivan with one headlight and frame remaining at the scene of the accident. Police located the car and suspect Sunday morning.

Monika Skrzypkowski was transported to Northwest Community Hospital where she was pronounced dead. The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office reported Monika died of multiple injuries from the accident.

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