Man charged with reckless homicide after man fatally hit on I-290

CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) - Prosecutors allege a man was driving drunk when his car struck and killed a pedestrian early Sunday on the Eisenhower Expressway on the West Side.

Adrian Harris, 33, was charged with reckless homicide and aggravated DUI causing death, according to the Cook County state’s attorney’s office.

Harris was driving in the westbound lanes of I-290 near Western about 4 a.m. when the pedestrian was hit, according to Illinois State Police. Harris did not stop immediately after the crash, but stopped a short time later near Homan.

The pedestrian, a 41-year-old man, was killed, state police said.The Cook County medical examiner’s office confirmed the man’s death but was not releasing his identity Monday pending notification of his family. An autopsy ruled his death an accident.

Judge Laura Sullivan ordered Harris held on a $400,000 bond in court Monday, according to the state’s attorney’s office. He is next due in court Oct. 23.

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