Man Charged in Hit-and-Run That Killed Father of 3

Man charged with reckless homicide and driving without ever being issued a license

Thursday, Nov 15, 2012  |  Updated 1:34 PM CDT
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$750,000 Bond For Man Charged in Fatal Hit-and-Run

Chicago Police

Fernando Jasso Perez

A 23-year-old West Rogers Park man was held Thursday on $750,000 bond after being charged in the hit-and-run crash that killed a Chicago father of three.

Fernando Jasso Perez of the 6400 block of North Campbell was charged with reckless homicide, failure to report a fatal accident, driving an uninsured motor vehicle, driving without ever being issued a license, driving to the left of center and driving in a crosswalk in connection with a Monday crash at West Devon Avenue and North Maplewood Avenue.

The incident left 44-year old Tsering Dorjee dead and his brother-in-law, 46-year-old Dakpa Jorden dead, with a broken leg. Dorjee was a father of three young boys and a 14-year employee of Cook County Clerk David Orr. He was pronounced dead from his head injuries.

"Tsering Dorjee was a much-loved member of my vital records staff since 1998," Orr said in a statement. "Tsering was an incredibly kind soul and dedicated public servant."

Dorjee's wife, Kalsang Wangmo, is now left alone to care of the couple's three boys, ages 1, 3 and 6.

"He was a good father. I have three little boys and I don't know what to do now," Wangmo said.

Perez's next court date was scheduled for Dec. 5.

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