Lake Villa Twp. Teen Charged In Fatal Hit and Run

Lake Villa Twp. Teen Charged In Fatal Hit and Run

A Lake Villa Township teen has been charged with leaving the scene of a fatal accident in connection with a collision that occurred in June in Antioch Township. Abby C. Hansen, 18, of the 37000 block of North Hillside drive in Lake Villa Township, was indicted earlier this month in front of the Lake County Grand Jury. A $75,000 personal recognizance bond was issued this past week, according to a news release from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.

The charge stems from a June 9 crash that ended up killing a pedestrian. The collision occurred at about 9:30 p.m. in the area of West Grass Lake Road and North Sunset Drive in Antioch Township. When authorities arrived they found 52-year-old Brett Beckett of Antioch, lying on Grass Lake Road with critical injuries, according to a news release.

Days after the crash, Lake County Sheriff’s Crash Investigators and Highway Patrol deputies located a 2012 Suzuki Grand Vitara, which had damage consistent with striking a pedestrian, at an Antioch body shop. The vehicle was seized and transported to a secure evidence storage facility for further processing.

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