Bond set at $1 mill. for man accused in hit-and-run accident

July 7, 2008 2:11:43 PM PDT
Bond is set at one million dollar for a man accused in a deadly hit-and-run accident that claimed the life of an elderly woman on the South Side. Byron Brown is charged with murder and burglary.

Police say Brown and another man burglarized a home last week and were fleeing the scene when the accident happened.

Brown was reportedly in a sport-utility vehicle that struck 78-year-old Tommeye Freeman's car in the 7600 block of south State Street.

Freeman died at a hospital shortly after the accident.