Driver in hit-and-run that killed mother in Bolingbrook in custody

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WILL COUNTY, Ill — A 19-year-old man charged in a hit-and-run that killed a mother in Bolingbrook is now in custody.

Police said Eduardo Avila struck 35-year-old Patricia Hoyt, who is from Orland Park, with his 2002 Honda Accord earlier this month.

A warrant was issued for Avila.  Police say he surrendered in Will County court Monday and was remanded.

Hoyt’s body was found Sunday November 5 on Frontage Road near Lawton Lane. She was in the neighborhood to get together with friends. She had a son and a daughter.

Patricia Hoyt


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