Oak Lawn village manager charged in hit-and-run crash that critically injured man

OAK LAWN, Ill. (WLS) -- The village manager of Oak Lawn was charged Friday in an October hit-and-run crash that critically injured a man in the south suburbs.

Larry Deetjen is charged with leaving the scene of an accident, failing to render aid, failure to give information after striking a person, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident and failure to exercise due caution, Chicago Ridge police said.

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The Chicago Ridge Police Department said Deetjen allegedly struck a pedestrian on October 10 in the 10100 block of South Harlem Ridge. The 48-year-old is still listed in critical condition, police said Friday.

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Deetjen allegedly told investigators that he left the crash without knowing he struck anyone.

Deetjen was processed and posted bail. His next court date is scheduled for December 10.
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