The driver of a pickup truck who fatally struck a 62-year-old pedestrian and left him to die in Lake Forest has been sentenced to probation and periodic imprisonment.
Zachary I. Dubofsky, 27, of Glenview, was charged in April 2021 with one count of leaving the scene of an accident involving death, a Class 1 felony.
Police say Dubofsky was the driver of a white two-door Ford F-150 pickup truck on November 12, 2020.
Officers had been called to the 500 block of North Mayflower Road in Lake Forest around 10:45 a.m. that day.
They found a pedestrian who had been struck by a vehicle, later identified to be the Ford F-150, 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 the victim died at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville as a result of his injuries.
The Lake County Coroner’s Office later identified the victim as Stephen Kennedy, 62, of Lake Forest.
The Lake County Major Crash Assistance Team, Lake County Major Crime Task Force and Lake Forest Police Department worked together to investigate.
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.
Dubofsky was identified and questioned by detectives. Evidence was presented to a judge, who found sufficient probable cause and issued an arrest warrant.
Dubofsky was arrested in April 2021 and released from custody after posting 10% of a $100,000 bond.
Court records show Dubofsky entered into a partially negotiated plea deal in May with the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office by pleading guilty to his charge.
A sentencing hearing was held earlier this month and Lake County Judge James Booras sentenced Dubofsky to 48 months of probation along with 36 months of periodic imprisonment.
Booras also ordered Dubofsky to perform 200 hours of public service, not consume alcohol or use illegal drugs, along with other conditions.