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Family of mother killed in LaGrange wants answers

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A Countryside woman was hit and killed by a car while walking with her two small children at this intersection in LaGrange. (CBS)

Steve Miller Reporting
CHICAGO (WBBM) - The family of a 30-year-old Countryside mother of two wants answers about the accident that led to her death Tuesday morning as she crossed a street with her children.

WBBM's Steve Miller reports that the sister of Cari Cook believes the 45-year-old woman who was driving the vehicle that hit Cari must have been distracted by something.

Maggie Stevens says her sister Cari was her best friend, and she says she wants some answers from the driver who hit Cari in LaGrange.

"It was just a horrible, horrible thing that happened, Maggie Stevens said, “and for someone to say that they thought they hit a pothole and didn't stop until they saw my sister's lifeless body laying on the floor in the middle of the street.”

Police say they are still investigating.

Stevens says her sister saved her children's lives, "The stroller wasn't even touched by the car. Cari did try to protect her son. She'll be a hero in everyone's hearts forever because she gave up her life for her kids."

Police in LaGrange say they are still investigating the fatal accident.

Maggie Stevens says the driver must have been distracted, "I find it very hard to believe that you could not see a family of three plus a dog walking across a busy intersection. She was distracted by something. We need to figure out what it was."

Maggie Stevens added, "I'm sorry that she didn't push her daughter on the swing one more time or walk around the block one more time and avoid this. Then we'd be sitting here with her right now.”

 

Cari Lyn Cook (Stevens)
(1978-2009)

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