Driver charged in fatal I-55 hit-and-run

March 19, 2011 3:23:07 PM PDT
A Chicago man has now been charged in a hit-and- run crash that killed a man on Interstate 55 Thursday

Enrique Lopez, 32, was waiting for a tow truck on the shoulder when he was hit by a pick-up truck. he died a short time later.

Police found the truck and took its driver Fernando Almaraz, 40, into custody.

A police report indicates he had a strong odor of alcohol, and slurred his speech.

He also failed field sobriety tests.

Almaraz is now charged with one count of aggravated DUI.

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