CHICAGO (STMW) — A 33-year-old man has been charged in a hit-and-run crash that left a woman dead and her husband seriously injured Sunday morning in the Avondale neighborhood on the Northwest Side.
Jason Missak was charged with reckless homicide and two counts of leaving the scene of an accident involving injury or death, all felonies, according to Chicago Police.
Missak was driving a white Jaguar with Illinois license plates of “DO R DI” westbound in the 3200 block of Belmont Avenue about 7 a.m. Sunday when he ran a red light at the intersection with Kedzie Avenue, police said.
The Jaguar hit the passenger side of a Chevrolet that was northbound on Kedzie, sending it spinning into two other cars in oncoming traffic, police said.
The passenger in the Chevrolet, 62-year-old Carmen Maria Vanegas, was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center where she died at 7:39 a.m., according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. Vanegas lived in the 3900 block of West 58th Place.
The 64-year-old man at the wheel of the Chevrolet was taken to the same hospital in serious condition. A police source said he was the woman’s husband.
Three people in the other two cars declined medical attention, fire officials said.
Missak, of the 5700 block of West Pensacola Avenue, was scheduled to appear in bond court Tuesday.
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