Tommye Ruth Freeman, 78

Chicago, Illinois
July 03, 2008

Agencies: Chicago Police Department Illinois

Cause of death: Vehicular

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Tommye Ruth Freeman was killed when a SUV fleeing police struck her car. Byron Brown, the SUV's driver, was apparently being pursued in connection with a nonviolent residential burglary. Brown was convicted of murder in Freeman's death in 2012, and was sentenced to 25 years in prison. In July 2015, a jury awarded Freeman's family $2.1 million in damages.

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