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Grandmother leaving church killed in Posen hit-and-run on Mother’s Day

POSEN, Ill. (May 10, 2021) – A 62-year-old grandmother was killed in a Mother’s Day hit-and-run while leaving church in south suburban Posen Sunday.

The incident occurred around 12:30 p.m. Sunday near the intersection of 147th Street and Mozart Avenue. Family said 62-year-old Annette Odneal was leaving church in her SUV when a driver in a stolen Dodge Charger slammed into her at a high rate of speed.

Home security video shows the alleged suspects run from the scene after the crash. One of them was hurt and was being carried by the others. The injured suspect was taken to an area hospital and then placed in police custody, ABC 7 reports. 

The victim’s husband said she had recently retired from teaching and worked tirelessly to help others. They “had plans to travel and enjoy their retirement.”

Police said one person is in custody and they are still looking for three other people involved. Police said the stolen vehicle involved in the incident was recovered.

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