CHICAGO HEIGHTS | A 22-year-old Park Forest woman was arrested and charged this week in connection with a December hit-and-run in Chicago Heights that left a man critically injured.
Ariel Wilson was charged early Thursday morning with one count of leaving the scene of an accident causing personal injury, a Class 2 felony, Cook County Sheriff's police said.
At 6 p.m. Dec. 28, Wilson's vehicle allegedly struck a 53-year-old man on 26th Street near Euclid Avenue in unincorporated Chicago Heights. Police said the man was walking westbound on 26th Street on the edge of the road behind another man when he was hit.
A gray passenger side mirror, believed to be from a Ford Taurus, was found near the victim.
On Tuesday, sheriff's police canvassed the area as part of the hit-and-run investigation and found a vehicle in a parking lot near U.S. 30 and Wilson Avenue in Chicago Heights with a missing passenger side mirror.
Investigators discovered information implicating Wilson as the driver of the vehicle. Wilson's bond was set at $15,000 during a Thursday hearing at the 6th District Cook County Circuit Courthouse in Markham.
Her next court date is scheduled for Feb. 19.