Choice Taylor Killed in Hit-and-Run Incident Walking from Jewel-Osco After Picking Up Paycheck


Choice Taylor, 17, had just picked up his paycheck at Jewel/Osco, 1500 South Lee Street about 6:00 p.m. Friday. He was apparently walking home to Prairie Avenue, and was struck by a car on Algonquin Road.

Des Plaines police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 6:20 PM Friday to a report of a body lying in a westbound lane in the 900 block of East Algonquin Road — about 50 feet east of South Third Avenue. The body of Choice Taylor was found at the scene where the driver of an offending vehicle apparently fled.

The teen was pronounced dead at 6:34 p.m. Friday at Level I Trauma Center Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge.

Des Plaines police are urging any citizens with information to call Des Plaines police at 847-391-5400. Citizens can also call Crime Stoppers, 847-699-7867, or text an anonymous tip by sending a text message beginning with ICARE to ‘CRIMES’ or ‘274637.’ Des Plaines police are investigating.

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