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Chicago driver was high when he fatally hit bicyclist in Lombard hit-and-run: prosecutors

Police arrived and found Troy Young on his back next to a deformed bicycle in the right lane of Roosevelt, prosecutors said. He died at the scene.

DuPage County Courthouse, 505 N. County Farm Road in Wheaton.
DuPage County Courthouse, 505 N. County Farm Road in Wheaton.
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A 25-year-old Austin neighborhood man was allegedly high on drugs and driving 80 mph this weekend when he fatally struck a bicyclist in Lombard and didn’t stop.

Norris Watt allegedly hit the 41-year-old bicyclist about 11 p.m. Sunday near Roosevelt Road and Stewart Avenue, according to a statement from the DuPage County state’s attorney’s office.

Police arrived and found Troy Young on his back next to a deformed bicycle in the right lane of Roosevelt, prosecutors said. He died at the scene.

Oak Brook police stopped Watt shortly after and arrested him. Prosecutors said Watt had a combination of alcohol, ecstasy, amphetamine and cannabis in his system at the time of the crash.

A DuPage County judge Wednesday ordered Watt held on $250,000 bail on charges of leaving the scene of a fatal accident and aggravated DUI.

“As I have said many times in the past, this case, like all alleged DUI cases, was 100% avoidable,” State’s Attorney Robert Berlin said in the statement.

Watt is expected to appear in court again Dec. 4.

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