Alleged driver in deadly Clinton hit-and-run arrested in Chicago

Published: Sep. 27, 2019 at 11:09 AM CDT
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Police have arrested a 28-year-old Chicago man for his alleged role in a deadly hit-and-run in Clinton.

A fugitive task force arrested Eddie Crout Jr. Thursday in Chicago. He is now being charged with homicide by a vehicle. Crout is expected to be extradited to Clinton.

According to police, Crout hit a man crossing the road on Aug. 30 in the 700 block of 6th Avenue. The vehicle then crashed into a tree.

Authorities found Emiliano Barrios, 42, dead at the scene.

The registered owner of the car is also charged with providing false reports to a public safety entity.

#CPDMEDIARELEASE Media Release On Friday, August 30, 2019, at 9:28pm, the Clinton Police Department and the Iowa...

Posted by Clinton Police Department on Friday, September 27, 2019