SAUK VILLAGE, IL- The chicagoo.suntimes.com writes that the suspect who struck and killed a pedestrian on Sunday, November 4, 2018, is still at large. The driver fled the scene of the fatal incident.
The incident took place at about 7 in the evening on Lincoln Highway. The victim, a 42-year-old woman, was unresponsive when officers arrived on the scene. The woman died at the site of the crash. The victim’s identity has not yet been released.
The autopsy report determined that the cause of death wasbeing struck by a vehicle. The investigation led police to believe that the woman was likely struck by a white GMC Sierra pickup truck. The truck suffered damage to its front end.
The police are asking that anyone with information about what happened call detectives.
Hit-and-run crashes take place frequently and have been occurring more often in the United States. The motivation for drivers to flee is typically to avoid facing the legal consequences of their actions. In many of these crashes, alcohol plays a factor. When a driver strikes a person, they will feel a mix of powerful “emotions including fear, shame, andguilt.” The urge to run from the scene can be strong, and it can be even worse when drivers are under the influence of alcohol,which lowers a person’s ability to make rational decisions.
As hit-and-run crashes have become more prevalent in the country, states and cities have taken actions to deter drivers from leaving the site of a crash. In many places, the legal penalties for fleeing the scene of a crash have been increased.
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