Charges Filed in Fatal Hit-and-Run of Cyclist

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    Chicago Police

    A 65-year-old man has been charged after in connection with the fatal hit-and-run of a bicyclist.

    Gabriel Herrera was charged with one felony count of leave the scene of accident resulting in injury or death, a misdemeanor count of failure to give information or aid in injury and a traffic citation for failure to reduce speed, police said.

    A 59-year-old victim was riding her bike in the 2900 block of South Poplar Avenue at about 5:30 p.m. Thursday when a vehicle struck her, police said. The driver did not stop and kept going east.

    The woman was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, where she was pronounced dead shortly after 6 p.m. according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

    She was later identified as Suai Xie of the 400 block of West 28th Place.