A 41-year-old man has been arrested and faces felony charges after he allegedly struck and killed a man on the Edens Expressway last week.
Marco A. Vital Tapia of Zion was arrested and charged with one count of Aggravated Driving Under the Influence Involving Death, a Class 4 Felony, after he appeared in bond court on Sunday, according to Illinois State Police.
On Friday afternoon, a semi-truck was pulled over on the right shoulder of the southbound Edens Expressway, and two occupants were outside of the vehicle. Police say that Tapia was driving southbound when he veered onto the shoulder, striking 55-year-old Abdelrazig Khalil. Tapia continued driving for approximately one mile before pulling over, according to police.
Khalil was pronounced dead at the scene, according to authorities.
Police believe that Tapia was driving under the influence and the time of the crash, and he is being held without bond, according to the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office.