Man charged with DUI for fatally striking pedestrian in West Town

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A man has been charged with DUI after fatally striking a 55-year-old man walking in West Town on Sunday night.

Sean Riley

Sean Riley, 33, faces one felony count of aggravated DUI resulting in accident or death, two misdemeanor counts of DUI, and two traffic citations, according to a statement from Chicago Police.

Riley was driving eastbound in the 2700 block of North Avenue about 8:24 p.m. when he struck a 55-year-old man who was crossing the street, police said.

Jose A. Serrano Collazo of Chicago was taken to Illinois Masonic Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. An autopsy showed he died of multiple injuries from the crash, and ruled his death an accident.

Riley, of the 1400 block of North Bell, was expected to appear in bond court Tuesday.

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