CHICAGO — A woman faces charges in the April hit-and-run crash that claimed the life of a 42-year-old bicyclist.
Courtney Bertucci, 30, is accused of reckless homicide, failure to report an accident/death and possession of a controlled substance after police say she struck Paresh Chhatrala in the city’s Near West Side on April 16.
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Bertucci was driving in the 900 block of W. Madison when she allegedly swerved to avoid a metal plate in the road. After striking Chhatrala, police said several bystanders thwarted Bertucci’s attempts to flee the scene.
According to police, Chhatrala died days later from his injuries.
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Bertucci appeared in bond court Tuesday.