Palatine police on Friday continued their investigation into the death of Jieru Chen.
The 77-year-old Palatine woman died Thursday, possibly after a slow-moving vehicle hit her as it backed out of a private drive on the 400 block of North Hicks Road.
Police said Chen may have hit her head on the pavement when she fell about noon, either from moving out of the carís path or from being bumped into at a very slow speed. Cmdr. Kurt Schroeder said it appears Chenís death was ďa tragic accidentĒ and that the investigation is proceeding slowly because Chenís husband, who was with his wife, speaks only Mandarin. No citations have been issued.
Jieru Chenís body had yet to be transported to the Cook County medical examinerís office as of late Friday, a spokeswoman said.Copyright © 2014 Paddock Publications, Inc. All rights reserved.