Posted on August 13, 2020

Driver Intentionally Ran Over Woman in River North, Police Say

CWBChicago, August 12, 2020

Chicago Hit and Run Driver

The driver.

An Albany Park man is facing murder and attempted murder charges for allegedly striking two women with his SUV in River North on Monday night — and then intentionally running over one of them again.


Zoraleigh Ryan, a 55-year-old grandmother from Chandler, Arizona, and her 20-year-old daughter, were struck by a silver SUV as they waited to cross the intersection of State and Hubbard streets around 10:30 p.m. {snip}

The driver got out of the SUV, saw the women on the ground, and then circled back around to run over Ryan again, police reported. She was dragged for a half-block and was later pronounced dead at the scene, police said. Ryan’s daughter, who also lists an Arizona address, was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in good condition.

The deceased with her family.

The deceased with her family. (Credit Image:


A short time later, Roman walked into the Albany Park police station to report his truck stolen, according to CPD’s incident report. He was arrested.


Ald. Brian Hopkins (2nd) told the Sun-Times he believes the hit-and-run is connected to the widespread looting that decimated downtown retail corridors this week.

“We have reason to believe that this vehicle was involved in looting,” the paper quoted Hopkins as saying. “Detectives have not made that determination yet. But, there’s some witness statements that suggest it.”