Arlington Heights Woman Hit by Car Monday Morning Near Pioneer Park at Kaspar Ave and Grove St Has Died

The Arlington Heights woman that was hit by a car Monday morning near Grove St and Kaspar Avenue while walking her dog has died at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge.

Barbara Rose Leinonen, 58, died Wednesday, according to a statement from her family, which was released by Advocate Lutheran General Hospital.

“The family has asked that we all respect their wishes for privacy.”

— Family Statement from Lutheran General Hospital

Leinonen was hit shortly before 6:55 a.m. Monday by a Volkswagen Golf that was westbound on Grove Street at Kaspar Avenue near Pioneer Park. Her dog was not injured in the incident.

Arlington Heights police confirmed that Barbara Leinonen succumbed to her injuries and passed away at Lutheran General Hospital at approximately 1:48 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, 2015.

Google Satellite View of Kaspar/Grove intersection with Zoom View

Google Satellite View of intersection with Traffic Layer

Arlington Heights Police Department is conducting a speed analysis, and earlier this week was getting search warrants for the 16-year-old driver’s wireless phone records — routine procedure in a serious accident. Arlington Heights police Capt. Andrew Whowell expects the investigation to be completed later this week.

The driver of the Volkswagen Golf has not been charged or cited, as of Wednesday.


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