CHICAGO (STMW) — A south suburban man has been charged with leaving the scene after his vehicle fatally struck a woman last month in the Washington Heights neighborhood on the South Side.
Thomas Hicks, 26, faces one felony count of failure to report an accident involving a death, according to a statement from Chicago Police.READ MORE: At Least One Chicago Police Officer Reportedly Shot In Lyons
About 11:25 p.m. Aug. 19, 48-year-old Davean Smith was walking in the 9500 block of South Vincennes Avenue when she was struck by Hicks’ vehicle, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.READ MORE: Dolton Police Involved In Pursuit In Which Shots Were Fired On Bishop Ford Freeway
Smith, of the 3000 block of South Lake Park Avenue, was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where she was pronounced dead at 12:43 a.m. Aug. 20, the medical examiner’s office said. An autopsy the next day was inconclusive pending further studies.
Hicks, of the 100 block of East Mulberry Drive in Glenwood, left the scene after the crash, police said. He was scheduled to appear in bond court Friday.MORE NEWS: Chicago's Police Union Fights City Hall Over COVID Vaccine Mandate In Court Hearings
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