There have been charges filed in the hit & run bicycling accident that happened last week near Cahokia, Illinois. The boy hit while riding his bicycle, Fabian Teason, 9, later died at a St. Louis hospital.
An excerpt from The Republic article of July 19, titled “Teenager charged in southwestern Illinois death of 11-year-old boy on bicycle” :
Prosecutors in St. Clair County on Thursday charged 17-year-old Kevin Powell of Washington Park with reckless homicide and failure to report an accident involving a death.
He’s also accused of obstructing justice by destroying evidence, driving without a valid license, failing to reduce speed to avoid an accident, and operating an uninsured motor vehicle.
Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources including The Republic article mentioned above, as well as the wrex.com article of July 19 titled “Teen charged in Illinois death of bicycling boy.”
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