Woman, 12-year-old nephew killed by hit-and-run driver in Gage Park

A 48-year-old woman and a 12-year-old boy were fatally struck in a hit-and-run Wednesday in Gage Park on the Southwest Side, Chicago police said.

They were crossing the street at a crosswalk in the 3100 block of West 55th Street about 8:10 p.m., when they were struck by a dark-colored Chevy Malibu, possibly between a 2009 and 2012 model, that was driving east on 55th Street, according to police.

The car fled the scene and was possibly a dark-colored 2009-2012 Chevy Malibu with front-end damage near the driver’s side headlight, police said.

The woman was taken to University of Chicago Medical Center and the boy was brought to Comer Children’s Hospital, police said.

They were both pronounced dead.

Giovanne Bucio

The Cook County medical examiner’s office identified the woman as Araceli Gutierrez and the boy as Giovanne Bucio.

The boy was the woman’s nephew, a law enforcement source said.


Gutierrez lived in Avondale, while Giovanne was a Gage Park resident, the medical examiner’s office said.

Police asked anyone with information to call its Major Accidents Unit at 312-745-4521.