Charges Filed in Fatal Burr Ridge Hit and Run Accident - NBC Chicago

Charges Filed in Fatal Burr Ridge Hit and Run Accident



    After a fatal hit-and-run crash in Willowbrook, police are searching for a pair of good Samaritans who helped extract survivors from one of the cars. NBC 5's Natalie Martinez reports. (Published Thursday, May 18, 2017)

    A man was charged Thursday in a fatal hit and run crash in the western suburbs, the DuPage County Sheriff's Department announced. 

    The suspect in the crash was identified by investigators as 19-year old Marlon K. Myles. Myles was charged with Leaving the Scene of an Accident Resulting in Death. 

    "Detectives located Mr. Myles in the early morning hours," DuPage County Sgt. Bob Harris said. "He was brought to the Sheriff's Office, and after the investigation concluded he was charged." 

    Myles will appear in bond court at the DuPage County Courthouse on Friday morning. 

    Police are also looking for two good Samaritans who tried to help the passengers of one of the cars involved in the crash.

    "One of them actually kicked the windshield out of the Nissan to help extract the passengers," Harris said. 

    The crash, which occurred late Wednesday night in Willowbrook, took the life of 26-year old Westmont-resident Abin Mathew, and injured four others. 

    Mathew had recently been married according to friends, and was preparing to go back to India to celebrate with a second ceremony in the near future. 

    "A couple of days ago he was talking about it, and he wanted me to go with him to help pick out some dresses for the wedding," a friend of Mathew's told NBC 5. "It never happened." 

    The intersection near where the accident took place is one that residents feel is too dangerous, and in the aftermath of the crash, they're renewing their calls for more safety features on the road. 

    Friends of Burr Ridge Hit and Run Victim Speak Out

    [CHI] Friends of Burr Ridge Hit and Run Victim Speak Out

    After 26-year old Abin Mathew was tragically killed in a hit-and-run accident on Wednesday night, his friends spoke about a man they described as "soft-spoken and caring." NBC 5's Charlie Wojciechowski reports. 

    (Published Thursday, May 18, 2017)

    "It's very dangerous here," resident Darryl Henkel said. "Residents have a hard time pulling in and out because there's no light here. There's been several accidents here over the years."

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