Police say Elizabeth Kruger, 28, of Evergreen Park intentionally caused a collision at 79th Street and New England Avenue in an attempt to kill herself and her baby. After fleeing the scene of the accident, police pursued Kruger who refused to stop. Ultimately Kruger struck another vehicle near the intersection of 87th Street and New England Avenue which resulted in Kruger's vehicle impacting an Oak Lawn home in the 6900 block of West 87th Street.
Kruger has been charged with:
- 1 count of attempted murder
- 2 counts of aggravated battery
- 1 count of aggravated fleeing and eluding
- 1 count of leaving the scene of an accident
- 1 count of endangering the life of a child
- a multitude of traffic offenses
The victim of Kruger's first collision was treated and released from Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn. The victim of Kruger's second collision remains hospitalized at Christ recovering from serious injuries. The occupants of the residence were unharmed.
Kruger's child is being held at Christ Hospital for observation. Police say the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services is devising a "safety plan" for the infant.
Kruger was taken to the Bridgeview Courthouse today for a bond hearing where Circuit Judge Joan O'Brien set Kruger's bond at $1 million.