Emergency

A Mt. Greenwood woman died after she was struck by a vehicle on her home block during the night of Sept. 6.

According to the Chicago Police Department (CPD) and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office, Mary Jo Tsokolas, 41, was struck on the 3300 block of West 114th Street at about 11:20 p.m.

Police said she was struck by a Chevy Trailblazer traveling west when she apparently attempted to grab onto the car door. She was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in critical condition.

The driver, a 40-year-old man, remained at the scene, and no charges or citations were issued.

Tsokolas was pronounced dead at 4:31 a.m., on Sept. 7, the medical examiner’s office said; her death was ruled an accident.

The CPD Major Accident Investigation Unit responded, police said, and Area 2 detectives are investigating.

According to her obituary, Tsokolas held a master’s degree in health administration from the University of St. Francis and went on to become the chief administrative officer at River Forest Medical Campus at West Suburban Medical Center.

Tsokolas was a member of St. Christina Roman Catholic Church in Mt. Greenwood and St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church in Palos Heights. Funeral services were held Sept. 11.

Her obituary appears here.