The driver of a pickup truck wanted for fleeing the scene in November after hitting a 62-year-old man and leaving him to die in Lake Forest has been arrested and charged.
Zachary I. Dubofsky, 24, of the 2500 block of Pebbleford Lane in Glenview, was charged with one count of leaving the scene of an accident involving death, a Class 1 felony.
An arrest warrant was issued for Dubofsky on Monday and Lake Forest police detectives served the warrant on Tuesday, according to Lake Forest Deputy Police Chief Rob Copeland.
Police say Dubofsky was the driver of a white two-door Ford F-150 pickup truck on November 12 that struck a pedestrian.
The incident happened around 10:47 a.m. that day in the 500 block of North Mayflower Road in Lake Forest.
Officers found a pedestrian, later identified as Stephen Kennedy, 62, of Lake Forest, who had been struck by a vehicle near the intersection of North Mayflower Road and Rosemary Road.
The Ford pickup truck fled the scene southbound on Mayflower Road.
Lake Forest Police Department Sgt. Kevin Zelk said that Kennedy died at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville as a result of his injuries.
Lake Forest Police Chief Karl Walldorf announced several days after the incident that detectives made substantial progress in the investigation.
Numerous video clips showing the victim, suspect vehicle, and the offending driver both before and after the crash were recovered. Several witnesses were also questioned.
The suspect pickup truck was located days after the crash, a search warrant was granted, and the vehicle was seized and processed for evidence, Walldorf said at the time.
Dubofsky was identified and questioned by detectives in November. Evidence was presented to a judge, who found sufficient probable cause and issued an arrest warrant.
The Lake County Major Crash Assistance Team and Lake County Major Crime Task Force both assisted the Lake Forest Police Department in the investigation.
Dubofsky was processed at the Lake Forest Public Safety Building after he was arrested on Tuesday. He was released after posting 10% of his $100,000 bond.
Dubofsky is scheduled to appear in court on May 4.