Man charged in fatal Bridgeport hit-and-run released on bond

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A man charged in connection with a hit-and-run that killed a woman in the Bridgeport neighborhood last week has been released on bond.

Gabriel Herrera

Gabriel Herrera, 65, was charged Saturday with one felony count of leaving the scene of an accident that resulted in injury or death, one misdemeanor count of failing to give information/render aid, and a traffic citation for failure to reduce speed, according to Chicago Police.

Bond was set at $200,000 Saturday for Herrera, who posted the required $2,000 and was released, according to the Cook County Sheriff’s office.

About 5:35 p.m. Thursday, 59-year-old Suai Xie was riding a bicycle in the 2900 block of South Poplar Avenue when she was struck by a van, according to police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

Xie, of the 400 block of West 28th Place, was pronounced dead at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County at 6:08 p.m., according to the medical examiner’s office.

An autopsy Friday found she died of multiple injuries from being hit by the van, and her death was ruled an accident, the medical examiner’s office said.

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