Man charged in fatal Brighton Park hit-and-run

April 24, 2012 5:12:27 AM PDT
A 31-year-old Chicago man has been charged in the hit-and-run death of a woman in Brighton Park Saturday.

Juan C. Cortez, 31, of the 2200-block of W. 50th Place in Chicago, is charged with leaving the scene of an accident causing injury or death and failing to yield for a pedestrian in the roadway.

Police say Cortez was the driver of a vehicle that struck Cynthia Hoff, 49, and fled the scene Saturday at 4200 S. Western.

Cortez is due in bond court Tuesday.