Waukegan police have arrested a suspect in the case of a fatal hit-and-run when a bicyclist was killed by a hit-and-run driver at 8th Street and Jackson Street on the south side of Waukegan last Thursday.
A male resident of North Chicago, Chance D. Presley, 34, was held Monday in lieu of $750,000 bail after being arrested and charged in connection with the fatal vehicle vs. bicyclist crash Thursday, September 19, 2019. The date and circumstances of his arrest were not released, but early in the investigation, police were working on information that the suspect’s vehicle was a silver 2006 Cadillac SUV.
Chance D. Presley, 34, is in Lake County jail facing a charge of leaving the scene of an accident involving a death, and his next court appearance is scheduled for October 15, 2019 according to a Waukegan Police Department statement.
Waukegan police reported that officers were dispatched around 10:45 p.m. Thursday to the vicinity of Jackson and 8th streets for a report of a bike rider being struck by a vehicle. The report added that arriving officers discovered the victim was dead on the street.
Waukegan police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 10:45 p.m. Thursday September 19, 2019 to a report bicyclist was down, apparently hit by a vehicle at 8th Street and Jackson Street.
Police and firefighter/paramedics found a 60-year-old Waukegan man dead in the road who appeared to have been struck by a vehicle. Paramedics confirmed that the man was dead, and an investigation for a fatal hit-and-run was initiated by Waukegan police investigators.
Investigators believe the man was riding his bike at the intersection of Eighth Street and Jackson Street when he was struck. Investigators discovered a silver 2006 Cadillac SUV, that they believe struck the victim. Initially Waukegan police did not reveal whether a witness or witnesses provided tip(s) or whether security video captured the crash.
The intersection is located in a residential neighborhood with a grocery store and dining establishment on the corner on Waukegan’s south side near North Chicago. The Speed Limit on Jackson Street is 30 MPH.
Authorities did not initially release the man’s identity pending notification of his family. An autopsy is scheduled for Monday, September 23, 2019. The 8th Street roadway did not appear to have the Speed Limit posted in the vicinity of the intersection.
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