Illinois jail guard killed in hit-and-run -

Illinois jail guard killed in hit-and-run

CHICAGO (AP) -- A veteran corrections officer is dead after being struck by a hit-and-run driver outside Cook County Jail as she was about to start her shift.

   Authorities say 38-year-old Nikkii Bostic-Jones of Plainfield was crossing the street late Wednesday when she was hit by a van.

   Cook County Sheriff's Department spokesman Frank Bilecki says the impact pushed the officer into oncoming traffic and she was then struck by a second vehicle.

   The van fled the scene, and Bostic-Jones later died at Mount Sinai Hospital.

   Family members say Bostic-Jones was married and had a 6-year-old daughter.

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