ST. CHARLES, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago man faces felony charges after he allegedly drove away after hitting and killing an elderly woman crossing the street in her wheelchair, authorities said.
According to the (Arlington Heights) Daily Herald, St. Charles Police allege that 23-year-old Andrew J. Jensen of St. Charles was driving on South 13th Street on Friday afternoon when his pickup truck struck Helen Radnoti, 88, of Chicago, as she crossed the street with her adult son. She was taken to a local hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
Police that Jensen, who drove off, surrendered to police on Friday night.
On Sunday, the Kane County State's Attorney's Office charged Jensen with felony counts of leaving the scene of an accident resulting in personal injury or death and failure to report an accident or death. He was also cited for failing to yield at a crossswalk.
Jensen was taken into custody and was scheduled to appear in court on Monday for a bond hearing.
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