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$250K bond for man charged with fatal hit-and-run in Washington Heights

Thomas Hicks | Chicago Police

A south suburban man charged with leaving the scene after his vehicle fatally struck a woman last month in the Washington Heights neighborhood on the South Side was ordered held on a $250,000 bond Friday.

Thomas Hicks, 26, faces one felony count of failure to report an accident involving a death, according to a statement from Chicago Police.

About 11:25 p.m. Aug. 19, 48-year-old Davean Smith was walking in the 9500 block of South Vincennes when she was struck by Hicks’ vehicle, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Smith, of the 3000 block of South Lake Park Avenue, was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where she was pronounced dead at 12:43 a.m. Aug. 20, the medical examiner’s office said. An autopsy the next day was inconclusive pending further studies.

Hicks, of the 100 block of East Mulberry Drive in Glenwood, left the scene after the crash, police said.

A judge on Friday set his bond at $250,000, according to the Cook County sheriff’s office. He is due back in court Sept. 22.