Illinois: man charged with hit & run death of stranded motorist on freeway….on St. Pat’s Day! ….maybe DUI killer drank too much of the Chicago River…


Fernando Almaraz
CHICAGO (CBS)   (March 21, 2011)  – A Chicago man has been charged with drunk driving in a hit-and-run that killed another motorist who was waiting for a tow truck while standing on the shoulder of the Stevenson Expressway.
Fernando Almaraz, 40, has been charged with one count of aggravted DUI, according to Illinois State Police. Additional charges might be filed after his first court appearance.
Almaraz, of the 5400 block of South Ellis Avenue, allegedly was behind the wheel of a white pickup truck that struck and killed Enrique Lopez, 32, Thursday night as he was standing on the shoulder of Interstate 55 near Damen Avenue, police said.   ….MORE