"Today at approximately 2:42 am, a vehicle traveling N/E on State Rd, was involved in a single car accident. The vehicle, a 2002 Pontiac Aztec, struck the residence at 5404 W. State Road. The 59 year old female driver, was pronounced dead a short time later. The woman, who lived in Chicago Ridge, was on her way to work in Chicago. We do not suspect foul play and don't believe alcohol / drugs were involved. We are not releasing the name of the driver at this time until all notifications are made. The resident of the house involved was home at the time and not injured. No other injuries were involved. Members of the Southwest Major Accident Reconstruction Team responded to assist in the investigation. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of the deceased."
ABC-7 news identified the woman as 59-year old Marlene Walter of the 6000 block of South Marshall Avenue, Chicago Ridge. Walter was transported to Advocate Christ Medical Center where she died about an hour later.