An 18-year-old woman was killed Friday after another woman repeatedly rammed her into a tree with a car. The accident happened in the Morgan Park neighborhood following an argument, authorities said.
It happened about 11:10 p.m. in the 11400 block of South May Street, according to Chicago police. The incident occurred in a residential street where homes are lined with front yards on the Far South Side.
The accused, a 24-year-old woman, was in custody, and charges were pending, police said.
17-year-old Tatyanna Lewis was chased by a woman driving a jeep, then rammed into the tree repeatedly, and killed.
“It was very heartbreaking to see that, and then just to see her laying on the ground helpless, you can’t really do nothing, but call the police,” Joneise Mayfield, who witnessed the tragedy, said. “When I came out the driver of the jeep was pulling on to the sidewalk.”
Brittney Patrick said she “heard an argument outside. I look out my window and then I see a girl getting rammed into a tree.”
Joneise Mayfield said “She backed up and hit her again, and then she did it again, and then she just took off, she drove off.”
After an argument, the 24-year-old woman got into a car and chased the younger woman onto the sidewalk, police said. The driver then pushed the woman into a tree with the vehicle and continued to strike her against the tree multiple times, police said.
The motive for the attack is unclear, but friends of the victims say it started with a dispute on social media,
Joneise Mayfield “It was some facebook drama going on, so that’s what really kicked it off.”
Authorities say the attack happened around 11 o’clock on friday night. It occurred in the city’s Morgan Park neighborhood on the south side.
The victim was found dead on the scene. The accused offender fled the scene before being apprehended by police.