Man gets community service for fatal June hit-and-run in West Englewood

CHICAGO (STMW) - A 20-year-old Chicago man charged with a fatal hit-and-run crash in West Englewood in June has been sentenced to community service.

Rashaad Jackson pleaded guilty Wednesday to failure to report an accident involving death, according to Cook County court records.

Judge Vincent Gaughn sentenced Jackson to 180 days in Cook County jail, which Jackson has already served, according to court records. He was also sentenced to 480 hours of community service and two years of probation.

Terrell Walker, 46, was crossing the street in the 6500 block of South Laflin when he was struck by a black car traveling southbound about 9:30 p.m. June 2, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Walker, of the 6400 block of South Bishop, was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead at 10:37 p.m., authorities said.

The car sped away after the crash, but was found parked and unoccupied a short time later in the 6500 block of South Laflin, according to police.

Jackson, of the 11600 block of South Racine, was later identified as the driver of the black 2002 Nissan Altima that fatally struck Walker, according to authorities.

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