A tip from an auto body shop helped police locate and charge an 83-year-old woman with a hit-and-run crash that killed a 6-year-old boy in McHenry County last weekend.
Veramae C. Phillip, 83, of Woodstock, turned herself in on Thursday after authorities issued a warrant for her arrest and charged her with felony counts of leaving the scene of a fatal traffic crash and failure to report a fatal traffic crash.
She was released after paying $5,000 bail on a $50,000 bond, according to a statement from the McHenry County Sheriff's Office.
The boy was struck just after 9 p.m. Saturday near the 4600 block of Franklinville Road, in Seneca Township, between Woodstock and Marengo.
The vehicle, allegedly driven by Phillip, did not stop.
Following a tip from a body shop, the sheriff’s department determined the boy was struck by a silver 2001 Chevrolet Malibu.
Alcohol or drugs are not suspected to have played a role in the crash, which remains under investigation by the Traffic Crash Investigation Unit and the McHenry County Coroner’s office.