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Saturday, February 1, 2014 — Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced today that a 22-year-old woman has been arrested in connection with a hit and run that critically injured a man in Chicago Heights.

At approximately 6 p.m. on Dec. 28 a vehicle struck a 53-year-old man on 26th Street near Euclid Avenue in unincorporated Chicago Heights. The man was walking westbound on 26th Street, along the edge of the roadway, behind another man at the time.

A gray, passenger side-view mirror, consistent with that from a Ford Taurus, was found near the victim.

On Jan. 28, Sheriff’s Police detectives, who were conducting a canvass of the area as part of the hit and run investigation, located a vehicle in a parking lot near Route 30 and Wilson in Chicago Heights that had a missing passenger side-view mirror.

Ariel WilsonDuring their investigation, detectives obtained information implicating the driver of that vehicle, Ariel Wilson, in the hit and run.

Wilson, of Park Forest, was charged early Thursday morning with one count of leaving the scene of an accident causing personal injury, a class 2 felony. Her bond was set at $15,000 during a hearing Thursday at the Markham Courthouse. Wilson’s next court date is scheduled for Feb. 19

Sheriff Dart reminds the public that the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty by the government in a court of law.



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