Driver Fatally Hits Man on Chicago Expressway, Drives Away With Body Still on Car: Prosecutors

A Chicago man accused of fatally hitting a person on the Eisenhower Expressway over the weekend was pulled over after police spotted him driving with the victim’s body still on his car.

Adrian Harris, 33, appeared in court Monday, where a judge set his bail at $400,000.

Harris was charged with reckless homicide in the death of Jess Rodriguez, who was fatally hit while trying to cross Interstate 290.

Rodriguez was struck at about 4 a.m. Saturday in the westbound lanes of the interstate near the Western Avenue exit.

Prosecutors said Rodriguez had gotten into an argument with his girlfriend when the woman exited the vehicle and started walking on the left shoulder. Rodriguez pulled over on the right shoulder and was attempting to cross the expressway to reach the woman when he was hit, officials said.

Prosecutors alleged Harris pulled over briefly after hitting Rodriguez but then continued driving with the body still on his rear windshield.

Harris did not stop driving until the Homan exit, police said at the time.

Harris exited the expressway and was pulled over after a sheriff’s officer saw him driving with the body on the car, prosecutors said.

Prosecutors claimed Harris was intoxicated at the time of the accident.

It was not immediately clear if Harris had an attorney.

He is expected to appear in court next on Oct. 23.

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