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Driver Suspect of Fatal Causeway Crash To Remain In Jail

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The suspect in a hit and run crash on the Rickenbacker Causeway that resulted in the death of a cyclist was in court Tuesday where a judge ordered him to remain behind bars.

The 25-year old accused man faces charges of leaving the scene of an accident causing serious bodily injury and driving with a suspended license in the February 15 crash that killed a cyclist.

After the accused struck the alleged victim, he fled the scene, police said.

At Tuesday's hearing, the accused was ordered held without bond because the accident occurred while he was in Drug Court for an unrelated drug charge.

If you are on probation, in a diversion program, or have an open felony case and you are arrested on a new felony (or even a misdemeanor), you can be held without bond because the bond on the underlying case (the original case) will be revoked.