Man Charged in Fatal Brighton Park Hit-and-Run

A Chicago man was charged in connection with a hit-and-run accident that left a woman dead Thursday night in the Brighton Park neighborhood.

Fernando Marin, 30, of the 4500 block of South Drake Avenue was charged with leaving the scene of an accident that caused injury or death, driving on a revoked license, notging the right of way to a pedestrian and not having insurance, according to Chicago Police News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli.

He was reportedly ordered held in lieu of $250,000 bail Sunday.

Ida Quintanilla, 58, was taking a walk with her sister in Chicago's Brighton Park neighborhood at about 8:30 p.m. when she was struck by a dark-colored SUV.

Relatives who were first on the scene said Quintanilla was struck in the 4500 block of South Archer Avenue and dragged down the street to the next intersection. She was released when the driver turned right down a one-way street.

"He just whipped his truck around without even yielding whatsoever. Obviously he never stopped knowing that he'd hit something or someone," her son, Alberto Quintanilla Jr., said Friday.

His mother died shortly after the accident at Mount Sinai Hospital.

Someone who saw the crash wrote down the driver's license plate number and handed it over to police. Authorities used that to track down the driver, who was arrested Friday.

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