Police say a speeding car struck Kenyatta Brack, who was riding his bicycle at 154th and Greenwood in Dolton around 8 p.m. The impact threw Brack off his bike and on to the street, where he was hit by a second car. He was pronounced dead at a local hospital.
The driver who caused the crash fled the scene, police said, leaving the mangled pieces of bike on the street.
"If you have a heart, a conscience, think if it had been you. Your mother would be standing here saying the same thing. If my son had done it, as much as I love my son, I wouldn't have him live the rest of his life knowing he harmed someone," said Selean Turner, victim's mother, who visited the crash site Monday with family to pray.
Authorities said before Brack was struck, the same gray Hyundai Sonata was spotted by Cook County police officers speeding on the Bishop Ford Expressway. Police attempted to stop the car, but the driver sped up. The driver then hit Brack and another car before fleeing on foot.
"I attempted to make a right turn, turning south and he was coming from the north heading south and he hit me. He was trying to make the curb, I believe and hit me there, actually turned the car 90 degrees," said Robert Moore, witness.
Brack's father said his son, who was a sophomore, wanted a career that would help society.
'He wanted to get involved with computers; We had extensive talks about this. I made it clear to him .. get involved with a career that's relevant," said Kenyatt Brack, Sr., father.
Brack and his family were fasting for the Muslim holiday of Ramadan. He leaves behind his parents, a 12-year-old brother and a 14-year-old sister.