Boy, 17, charged in crash that killed man on his birthday

A 17-year-old boy is facing over a dozen charges in the crash that killed a man on his birthday.

On Tuesday night, Eugene Ratliff was running an errand with two friends, when all three were hit by a speeding car while crossing the street in the 8300 block of South Blackstone.

Ratliff died an hour later.

He just turned 32-years-old that day.

The other two victims are recovering.

The 17-year-old driver of the car that hit them tried to run away, but police caught him.

He was charged with reckless homicide with a motor vehicle, aggravated fleeing a crash causing bodily injury, aggravated DUI causing a death, aggravated DUI causing bodily harm,  of leaving the scene of an accident that left someone injured or dead, possession of cannabis, speeding, driving without a license or insurance and failure to obey three stop signs.

He was charged as an adult and is due in bond court today.

Chicago police would not release the boy’s name.

Chicago Tribune contributed to this report

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