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Man charged in fatal hit-and-run of bicyclist in Waukegan

Chance D. Presley, 34, of North Chicago.

A North Chicago man has been charged in connection with the fatal hit-and-run of a 60-year-old man who was riding his bicycle in Waukegan, police said.

Chance D. Presley, 34, of North Chicago, was charged with leaving the scene of an accident involving death, Waukegan Police Chief Wayne Walles announced Monday morning.

The Waukegan Fire Department and Waukegan Police Department responded around 10:45 p.m. Thursday to 8th Street and Jackson Street for a report of a person struck by a vehicle.

Police officers found a 60-year-old Waukegan man, who had been riding his bicycle, laying in the street after being hit by a car, police said. Paramedics pronounced the man dead at the scene, according to police and Lake County Coroner Dr. Howard Cooper.

The Waukegan Police Department’s Traffic Division was called to investigate the incident and officers later located the suspected offending vehicle, a silver 2006 Cadillac SUV.

Investigators believe the man was riding his bicycle on Jackson Street at 8th Street when he was struck by the suspect vehicle, believed to be driven by Presley, while it was traveling southbound on Jackson Street.

Cooper said that an autopsy on the man is expected to be performed on Monday and the name of the victim will be released shortly after.

Presley was also wanted on failure to appear warrants relating to domestic battery, drug and other charges. He remains held in the Lake County Jail on a $750,000 bond.

Presley, who was appointed a public defender, is scheduled to appear in court again on October 15.


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