Woman charged in a hit-and-run crash that killed a Morehead State student
CHICAGO, IL. (WTVQ)- According to the Chicago Sun-Times, a Chicago woman has been charged for the hit-and-run accident that killed a Morehead State University student and injured four others.
21 year-old Klenshaye Little of Maywood, IL. has been charged in the fatal hit-and-run crash on the West Side that happened May 6 on the Eisenhower Expressway exit ramp for Homan Avenue.
She is charged with failure to report an accident involving death and four counts of failure to report an accident involving injury; all are felony counts.
She appeared in a Chicago courtroom Tuesday, May 8 where her bail was set at $50,000.
More information on the crash:
A group was walking up the exit ramp for Homan Avenue off I-290 to call for another ride after their taxi broke down around 4:30 AM.
The passengers were 27 year-old Anan Ahmed Halbalawi (a student at Morehead State University), two 24 year-old men, a 26 year-old man and a 29 year-old woman.
All five were struck by Little as she exited the expressway.
Halbalawi was reported dead at the scene, while the other victims were taken to hospitals.
Two suffered broken legs, one suffered a concussion, and another was treated for cuts and bruises.
Little reportedly stopped briefly and returned to the scene before driving off without offering help or calling 911.
Little drove to the first block of South St. Louis where she parked and abandoned her car.
Illinois State Police found the bumper of Little’s car with her license plate attached at the scene f the hit-and-run.
Little admitted to being behind the wheel during the crash during an interview with police and was then taken into custody.
Police report that during a second, taped interview, Little said she knew she had hit at least one person.
Her next court appearance is scheduled for May 29.