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