Man charged in deadly hit-and-run crash

September 29, 2009 3:28:47 PM PDT
A Waukegan man has been charged in connection with a deadly hit and run crash that killed an Aurora woman. Frederick Washington, 24, is charged with leaving the scene of a fatal accident. He's also charged with obstructing justice and driving on a suspended license.

On Sunday night, Patty Kuntz, 45, was killed after she was hit while walking in a crosswalk on Lake Street in Aurora.

Police say Washington did not stop after hitting her but turned himself in a couple of hours later. Police say Washington initially told him he was rear-ended by another car.

Investigators say he then admitted to using a hammer to make it look like is car had been hit.


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