CHICAGO (CBS) — A man who fatally struck a woman with a rented car last year in the South Side Chatham neighborhood was sentenced Friday to probation and community service.
George R. Evans, 25, pleaded guilty to one count of reckless homicide with a motor vehicle before Judge Evelyn Clay, according to Cook County court records.
Evans was driving a rented Volkswagen on April 26, 2015, with his cousin and his cousin’s young children in the vehicle when he sped through a stoplight at 87th and Lafayette, and struck a woman while driving nearly 90 mph, prosecutors said at the time.
The impact catapulted the 18-year-old woman about 100 feet and shattered the window of the Volkswagen, prosecutors said.
Bria Hunter was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said. She lived in the 8200 block of South Kimbark.
After the crash, Evans was captured on cellphone video standing over Hunter’s body, laughing as he talked about being in another crash the previous week, prosecutors said. He told police he was driving the rental vehicle because he had totaled his own car a week earlier.
Judge Clay sentenced Evans to community service and 36 months of probation Friday, according to court records.
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