A 52-year-old Chicago resident, Jose D. Flores, has been arrested and charged with leaving the scene of a hit-and-run accident in Oak Park that left a 53-year-old woman from Chicago dead. 

Tanya C. Vega, of the 1100 block of North Harding Avenue in Chicago, had been walking in the crosswalk westbound on Division Street at Austin Boulevard just before 8 p.m., Dec. 26, when she was struck by a vehicle that fled the scene. Traffic was stopped while the victim awaited medical attention. But Flores allegedly drove around the other halted vehicles and hit the victim a second time. 

Like the first driver, Flores fled the scene. He was apprehended at 10:53 p.m. in Chicago by officers from the Chicago Police Department. Flores, of the 2100 block of North Moody Avenue, was turned over to the Cook County sheriff’s department.

The investigation into the driver who first struck Vega is ongoing.  

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