Signs in the windows of the Donatella Bistro on Sherman Avenue in downtown Evanston say “closed until further notice” after owner Donatella Majore was killed in a traffic accident in West Rogers Park.

The Chicago Tribune reports Majore, 55, died after the motor scooter she was driving collided with a minivan at the intersection of Western Avenue and Pratt Avenue about 10:30 a.m. Monday.

The impact threw Majore to the pavement. She was taken in extremely critical condition to St. Francis Hospital where she was pronounced dead at 2:25 p.m. according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

The driver of the van was ticketed for traffic violations.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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