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Man Charged In Fatal North Side Hit-And-Run

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Jose Cornejo-Flores, 51, is charged with leaving the scene of an accident for a fatal hit-and-run accident that killed 76-year-old Wyun Cho on Dec. 3, 2011. (Credit: Chicago Police Department)

Jose Cornejo-Flores, 51, is charged with leaving the scene of an accident for a fatal hit-and-run accident that killed 76-year-old Wyun Cho on Dec. 3, 2011. (Credit: Chicago Police Department)

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CHICAGO (STMW) – A North Side man was charged Saturday for fleeing the scene of an Albany Park neighborhood crash that killed a 76-year-old woman crossing the street.

A 2006 Dodge Caravan traveling north in the 4500 block of North Kimball Avenue struck a 76-year-old woman crossing the street westbound in the crosswalk about 7:15 a.m., police said.

Wyun Cho, 76, of 439 N. Spaulding Ave., was pronounced dead at 12:23 p.m. at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office, which will perform an autopsy later Sunday.

The driver, 51-year-old Jose Cornejo-Flores, did not stop, but was later taken into custody, police said. Cornejo-Flores, of the 3600 block of North Francisco Avenue, was charged with one felony count of leaving the scene of an accident involving injury or death.

Cornejo-Flores is expected in Central Bond Court (Br. 1) later Sunday.

The police Major Accident Investigation Unit is investigating.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2010. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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