No bond for man charged in fatal West Side hit-and-run

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Two men were killed in a hit-and-run Saturday night in the 4300 block of West North Avenue. | NVP News video

A man charged with causing a hit-and-run crash that left two other men dead in the Humboldt Park neighborhood was ordered held without bond Monday.


Jose Estrada | photo from Chicago Police

Jose Estrada, 24, was charged with two felony counts of aggravated DUI resulting in death, and two misdemeanor DUI counts, according to Chicago Police. He was also cited for failure to reduce speed.

They are being held without bond in the Cook County Jail, according to the Cook County sheriff’s office.

Raman Cruz, 36; and Pablo Esquivel-Vega, thought to be in his 50s, were in a crosswalk about 10:10 p.m. in the 4300 block of West North Avenue when they were struck by a 2002 Buick, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Estrada tried to speed away in the Buick, but then crashed into three parked vehicles near North and Kedvale, and was later taken into custody, police said.

Cruz and Esquivel-Vega were pronounced dead at the scene minutes later, according to the medical examiner’s office. Their home addresses were not available early Monday.

Autopsies on Sunday found both men died of multiple injuries from being hit by the car and their deaths were ruled accidents.

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