Woman charged in hit-and-run that killed 77-year-old on birthday

A woman faces charges tonight in a fatal hit and run that killed a man on his birthday.

Police arrested 27-year-old British Cooper at her home and charged her with leaving the scene of an accident that killed 77-year-old Arthur Johnson.

Johnson was crossing in the 8300 block of South Racine in the morning hours on July 17 when police say Cooper hit him.

Two eyewitnesses identified Cooper as the driver of the black Mercedes.

Her bond is set at $250,000 dollars.

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2 comments

  • Ven

    I wish she would have went to the police station bc that was clearly the guys' fault. He tried to race a car on foot, and lost. I'm sick of ppl running in the street. And w a name like "Alleluia" you need to go back to wherever it is that you came from.

  • Carole

    Thank you for apprehending the driver. Pedestrians have the right of way. We drivers must be alert for them, drive slower, be patient and safe. He didn't try to race the car he was trying to get out of the way. Far too many people treat pedestrians as a nuisance. For example, how many cars drive fast and do not yield to people walking in and out of stores in parking lots. There will be areas where there is more foot traffic than others. Drivers rarely reread the book they once studied to get their driver's license, then we have the drivers that are unlicensed. My cousin can now rest in peace. Faulting Arthur is dumb. The fault lies with the driver who clearly saw him, hit him, and did not stop. I'm sure she saw the news and her car on video. So really, after a couple of weeks passing, the police had to arrest her at her home. She still could have done the right thing. Blame Arthur, no I don't think so.

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