An Aurora man was recently charged with a hit-and-run accident after the victim driving the car that was struck helped with the investigation. Police were able to find the registered owner of the vehicle by using the tag number provided by the victim and subsequently obtained a warrant for his arrest. The suspect had been staying with friends and family in the DuPage County area. They confirmed that at the time of the October 2012 car accident, he was driving the vehicle to which the plates had been matched. The 33-year-old did not stay at the scene, nor did he inform the vehicle's owner that he had been in an accident after returning it.
Last year a group of Illinois teenagers had their lives changed forever. They had waked to get an ice cream cone and were walking home along the side of the road when a red truck sped by, hitting the last girl in line and kept going.