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Ex-Hickory Hills man charged in fatal ’04 crash

Andrzej Rybk/ Phofrom Chicago Police

Andrzej Rybka / Photo from Chicago Police

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Updated: August 24, 2014 2:12AM



A former Hickory Hills man has been arrested in Poland after a decade as a fugitive and returned to face reckless homicide charges for an October 2004 crash on Chicago’s Southwest Side that left two people dead, Chicago police said.

Andrzej Rybka, 31, formerly of the 9300 block of 80th Court, was driving a vehicle that crashed about 10 p.m. into a pole at Archer and Mayfield avenues in the Garfield Ridge community, according to police.

They said a man and a woman, both 18, who were passengers in the vehicle, were killed, and another male passenger was injured.

Witnesses said Rybka, who was 21 at the time, was intoxicated, had been driving recklessly just before the crash and fled the scene on foot.

The FBI said Rybka flew to his native Poland two days after the accident and was later spotted in his hometown of Poronin. In November 2004, he was charged with two counts of reckless homicide, and a fugitive warrant was issued for him, according to the FBI.

Authorities did not indicate Friday what led to Rybka being located and arrested in Poland.

He’s charged with two counts of reckless homicide and one count of leaving the scene of an accident that caused injury or death, police said.

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