Man Charged in Fatal DUI

Victim was 35 years old

Monday, Nov 8, 2010  |  Updated 7:15 AM CDT
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Man Charged in Fatal DUI

Chicago Police

Jeremiah Thompson, 36, of the 6900 block of South Laflin Street, has been charged with aggravated driving under the influence in the accident that claimed the life of 35-year-old Yasha Hicks.

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Chicago police have arrested a man in connection with a fatal hit-and-run accident that occurred Saturday on the South Side. They say he was drinking.

Jeremiah Thompson, 36, of the 6900 block of South Laflin Street, has been charged with aggravated driving under the influence in the accident that claimed the life of 35-year-old Yasha Hicks.

Thompson was also charged with failure to keep inside traffic lanes, striking a pedestrian in the roadway and driving without insurance, according to a CPD press release.

He allegedly killed Hicks early Saturday on the 7300 block of South Racine Avenue and drove away from the scene.  

Thompson is due in court Monday.

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