Wisconsin man charged with fatal hit-and-run in Zion

SHARE Wisconsin man charged with fatal hit-and-run in Zion

Sun-Times file photo

A Wisconsin man was arrested Monday and charged with a fatal hit-and-run crash last October in north suburban Zion.

Dennis C. Russell Jr., 34, was arrested at his Kenosha home on an outstanding warrant related to the crash, according to Zion police. He was charged with felony counts of failure to report an accident involving death and failure to report an accident involving personal injury.

About 12:50 a.m. Oct. 21, Russell was driving a Chrysler Sebring convertible that struck two pedestrians on Green Bay Road south of 9th Street, near the Stonebridge development, according to a statement from Zion police at the time.

One of the men, 19-year-old Randall Harrison of Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, was killed, according to police and the Lake County coroner’s office.

The other man was injured but managed to make it to a home in the Stonebridge development and ask for help, police said. He was taken to Vista Medical Center East in Waukegan, where he was treated and released.

Russell is being held at the Kenosha County Jail awaiting extradition to Lake County, police said.

The Latest
In all, at least 72 people were hit by gunfire from Friday evening through the predawn hours of Monday, according to data collected by the Sun-Times. Eight of them died.
Dolton Mayor Tiffany Henyard gave $200,000 in no-bid construction work to a firm whose owner pleaded guilty to bribery connected to property tax avoidance. It’s just the latest eyebrow-raising deal in the ongoing saga of Dolton’s leadership mess.
The neighborhoods are Austin, Garfield Park, Humboldt Park and Little Village. About one of five shootings citywide occur in one of those neighborhoods, according to city crime statistics.
The inspector general’s office urged Johnson to create a task force aimed at “preventing, identifying, and eliminating extremist and anti-government activities and associations within CPD.”
Cordale Nichols, 37, was arrested shortly after he allegedly threw an incendiary device through the window of an apartment early Saturday in the 3100 block of South Green Street, Chicago police said.