Bronzeville hit-and-run: K reward offered for arrest in crash that killed journalist, activist Hannah Hayes

Bronzeville hit-and-run: $5K reward offered for arrest in crash that killed journalist, activist Hannah Hayes

CHICAGO (TOC) — There’s now a $5,000 reward for data resulting in an arrest in a hit-and-run that killed a South Facet activist earlier this month.

Hannah Hayes’ relations handed out fliers this weekend close to the crash web site at E. forty ninth Road and S. Drexel Blvd.

Hayes’ household stated she was solely a block and a half from dwelling when the crash occurred, killing the 62-year-old mom and spouse.

On July 11, Hayes was driving on forty ninth Road when the motive force of a silver 2012 Lexus sped via a cease signal at Drexel Boulevard and slammed into her automotive.

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The folks within the Lexus ran from the scene. Days later, police launched pictures of two suspects needed in reference to the hit-and-run.

Hayes was often known as a girl with magic fingertips. No matter she touched, her household and associates stated, grew into one thing extra stunning.

Hayes husband stated she had been ingrained in Chicago politics, engaged on each of former Mayor Harold Washington’s campaigns. She had additionally been an activist and advocate for public training for a few years, her husband stated.

Just lately, as a part of the native college council for Reavis Elementary, Hayes and a bunch of volunteers constructed a library from an empty classroom.

Her husband stated he needs her to be remembered “as any person who actually gave a rattling, and acted on that as a lot as she may.”

Reavis Elementary now plans to dedicate the library in her honor.

Hayes was additionally a journalist with items revealed within the Solar-Occasions, Smithsonian Air and Area, the Journal of the AMA and Christian Science Monitor, amongst others.

Hayes just lately labored at Metropolis Bureau in Chicago because the chief and mentor of a workforce of younger reporters tackling Native College Council elections.

Hayes’ work principally focused on immigration and first training, and she or he was an excellent believer in public training, her husband stated.

The Solar-Occasions Media Wire contributed to this report.

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