Rogers Park driver charged in fatal hit-and-run
Posted by loyolastudentdispatch on November 15, 2012
Here is the story from the Chicago Tribune:
A West Rogers Park man has been charged with reckless homicide in the hit-and-run death of a leader in the Chicago area’s Tibetan community this week, police said.
Fernando Jasso Perez, 23, lives just a block from where Tsering Dorjee was struck as he and his brother-in-law crossed the street in the 6400 block of North Maplewood Avenue around 6 p.m. Monday, according to police.
Perez was also charged with failure to report an accident resulting in death and failure to report an accident resulting in an injury.
Police said Perez has never had a driver’s license.
Dorjee had spent the day helping his brother-in-law find an apartment for his family, expected to arrive from India next month. Around 6 p.m., he and Dakpa Jorden were crossing the street on their way to get food when they both were struck by a dark blue
Volkswagen that kept on driving, police said.
Dorjee, 44, was pronounced dead late Monday night at St. Francis Hospital in Evanston, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. Jorden suffered a broken leg and was also taken to Saint Francis Hospital.
Police found the Volkswagen around noon Tuesday and announced charges against Perez Thursday morning. Perez, of the 6400
block of North Campbell Avenue, is to appear in bond court today.
Dorjee worked in the Cook County Clerk’s office for 14 years and was president of the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce. While living in India, Dorjee worked for the Tibetan government in exile, according to Lhakpa Tsering, president of the Tibetan Alliance of Chicago.
He leaves behind his wife and three children under 6.