Donor tries to post bail for teen hit-and-run suspect

May 18, 2010 7:53:20 PM PDT
An anonymous donor is trying to help free a New Trier High School student jailed in a hit-and-run accident that critically injured a classmate.

The Pioneer Press newspaper reports the unidentified person tried to post the $50,000 bail for Erin Hughes Tuesday night. But because she's unable to surrender her passport the 18-year old may have to stay another night in jail.

Hughes is charged in a hit-and-run accident on Friday that left her classmate, 16-year old Sarah Goone, with a critical brain injury.

Hughes claimed she did not see Goone when the crash happened.