A 26-year-old Little Village man turned himself in to Chicago police Saturday hours after he struck and killed a pedestrian, Cook County prosecutors said Monday.
Marco Gomez-Andrade was driving a 2015 Chevy Yukon when he allegedly hit the man who was crossing the street near the intersection of West 31st Street and South Kedvale Avenue around 8:30 p.m. Instead of stopping, Gomez-Andrade kept on driving all the way home, Assistant State’s Attorney James Murphy said.
When Gomez-Andrade went to his house, located a few miles from the crash site, he talked to his girlfriend, whose father owns the Yukon. Four hours later, the girlfriend’s brother called 911 and Gomez-Andrade admitted to hitting the man and turned himself in, Murphy said.
A police surveillance camera near the intersection captured the collision, which threw the victim “76 feet from the point of impact,” Murphy said.
A second man, who had been crossing the street a few feet ahead of the victim, turned back to check on the injured man, then walked away, Murphy said. The victim was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. He had no identification, and police have been attempting to verify his identity using fingerprints, Murphy said.
Gomez-Andrade had not been drinking at the time of the crash, his lawyer said Monday.
Gomez-Andrade was charged with failure to report an accident involving death.
Judge Susana Ortiz held Gomez-Andrade on $15,000 bail.