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Woman charged in Chicago Heights hit-and-run that critically injured man

Ariel WIls| Cook County Sheriff's office photo

Ariel WIlson | Cook County Sheriff's office photo

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A woman has been charged with a hit-and-run crash in December that critically injured a man in Chicago Heights.

Ariel Wilson, 22, was charged with one count of leaving the scene of an accident causing personal injury, according to a Cook County sheriff’s department news release.

About 6 p.m. Dec. 28, a 53-year-old man was hit by a car while walking on the edge of the road on 26th Street near Euclid Avenue, the statement said.

Police found a gray, passenger-side mirror — which looked as if it came from a Ford Taurus —near where the man was hit, the statement said.

A month later, while sheriff’s police were investigating the area of the incident, officers found a vehicle missing a passenger side-view mirror in a parking lot near U.S. and Wilson Avenue.

An investigation revealed that Wilson was driving that car the evening of the hit-and-run, the sheriff’s department said.

Wilson, of Park Forest, was ordered held on $15,000 bail Thursday at the Markham courthouse.

She next will appear in court Feb. 19.



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