Chicago police are looking for the hit-and-run driver who killed a Cook County correctional officer.
She was headed to work at the county jail when she was struck and killed in the 2900-block of South California.
The correctional officer is survived by a 6-year-old daughter and a husband. Her family says she loved her job and enjoyed sports and cycling.
Investigators are now searching for the driver who struck and killed 38-year-old Cook County Correctional Officer Nikkii Bostic-Jones of Plainfield. She was walking across the street just before 11 p.m. Wednesday. She was reporting to work at the Division 10 maximum security building when a driver hit her and fled.
Police are now looking for the driver of a navy blue full-sized van with white and blue stripes. There is reportedly damage to the front and the right side of the vehicle.
After the van hit her and fled, investigators say that Bostic-Jones became pinned under another car, a Cook County sheriff’s squad car. She was rushed to Mt. Sinai but died at the hospital.
Co-workers are devastated by the death, many of them were about to finish their overnight shifts around 7 a.m. Thursday.