An alleged drunk driver was arrested for fatally striking a motorcyclist early Friday morning on the Bishop Ford Freeway on Chicago's Far South Side, Illinois State Police said.
A passenger vehicle struck the motorcyclist about 2:15 a.m. in the northbound lanes of I-94 near 111th Street, Illinois State Police said.
The motorcyclist, 42-year-old Eric Smith, was ejected off his motorcycle and pronounced dead at a hospital.
Officers found the suspect's car, which fled the scene, near the northbound Stony Island Feeder ramp.
The driver, 42-year-old Omarr Hill, was treated for minor injuries. Hill was charged with aggravated driving under the influence, and in custody Saturday, awaiting a bond hearing, police said.
Smith's girlfriend, KaSandra Hunt, recounted the moments following the crash in an interview with NBC 5 Friday. Hunt said she was following Smith home from watching a Chicago Bears game with friends when the crash happened.