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Margaret "Rone" Leja killed and Elizabeth Kosteck injured in hit-and-run pedestrian collision with alleged driver Paul Burak, 73, on Orland Square Drive in Orland Park, Illinois

Modified Date: 
Wed, 02/19/2020 - 6:02am
Accident Date: 
Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Teachers ID'd after 1 dead, 1 hurt in hit-and-run near Orland Park mall

According to the school statement, the two teachers were leaving the Parish's Christmas party and walking to their parked cars at the time of the incident.

Search continues for hit-and-run driver who killed educator at St. Michael School in Orland Park

Police have been working to enhance video from several cameras at the mall. They are urging the driver who did this to come forward.

Person in custody for crash that killed teacher, injured another woman outside Orland Square Mall, police say

Orland Park police said they will hold a press conference Saturday morning with more information, and no further information will be released before that.

Retired Priest Paul Burak, 73, Charged In Fatal Hit And Run Crash In Orland Park

Officials said the retired priest attended the St. Michael Christmas party. Burak’s bond hearing is set for Saturday.

Suspect Said He 'Blacked Out' Before Orland Park Hit-and-Run

The 73-year-old revealed he thought he had too much to drink because he "blacked out," and the last thing he remembered was being helped into his car by two people, documents showed. 

Funeral to be held for for teacher, Margaret 'Rone' Leja killed in crash; retired priest charged in Orland Park hit-and-run due in court

The visitation for Margaret Rone Leja was held Monday night. Family, friends and former students gathered to pay their respects to the Saint Michael's School technology educator.

Family of Orland Park educator killed in hit-and-run sues retired priest accused of killing her

The family of a woman killed in an Orland Park hit-and-run is suing the retired priest accused of being behind the wheel.

DUI Charge Dropped Against Retired Priest Accused in Fatal Orland Park Hit-and-Run

Burak told police that he takes medication for his Parkinson’s and blacked out after having a Manhattan and a glass of wine at the party, prosecutors said then.

Orland Park Teacher Injured in Fatal Hit-And-Run Sues Retired Priest Charged in Crash

Elizabeth Kosteck, 54, and her husband filed the three-count suit on Feb. 14 in Cook County circuity court, naming Paul Burak and Square Celt Ale House & Grill as defendants, claiming the restaurant over-served Burak drinks before the crash.

Hit and Run
People Involved: 
Margaret "Rone" Leja
Elizabeth Kosteck
Paul Burak

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