FOREST PARK, Ill. (CBS) — A Berwyn man has been charged in connection with a hit-and-run crash that killed a bicyclist in Forest Park last week.

Jeffery Schultz, 40, was riding his bike home on Harlem Avenue near 14th Street around 11 p.m. Saturday, when a car struck him from behind about a block away from his townhouse.

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Jeffery Schultz (Credit: Facebook)

Jeffery Schultz (Credit: Facebook)

Witnesses said the car was going as fast as 50 mph in a 35 mph zone, and fled the scene after sending Schultz flying through the air, and onto the sidewalk. Schultz was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Police found the car that struck Schultz in nearby Berwyn shortly after the crash.

On Tuesday, Forest Park police said they had begun questioning a person of interest in the case. On Thursday, they charged 21-year-old Joel Mendoza of Berwyn with leaving the scene of a fatal accident, and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.

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Mendoza was due for a bond hearing at the Maywood Courthouse on Thursday.