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Wisconsin Woman Charged In Fatal Maywood Hit-And-Run

MAYWOOD, Ill. (STMW) -- A Wisconsin woman has been charged for allegedly fatally striking a motorcyclist in a hit-and-run crash Sunday night in west suburban Maywood.

A vehicle struck a motorcycle driven by 24-year-old Dashawn J. Davis about 10:05 p.m. Sunday near South 5th Avenue and Harvard in Maywood, according to a Maywood police release. The driver fled the scene.

Davis, of the 3700 block of Georgia Lane in Bellwood, was taken to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, where he was declared dead at 1:24 a.m. Monday, authorities said.

A Wednesday autopsy determined Davis died from multiple blunt force injuries from a motorcycle accident and the death was ruled an accident, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's office.

An anonymous tipster gave police the license plate of the vehicle, police said. The driver, Tiffany L. Jenkins, surrendered to police when she learned from a friend that officers were looking for her, police said.

Jenkins, 33, of Merrill, Wis., was charged with leaving the scene of an accident causing great bodily harm or death, driving on a revoked license and failing to yield, police said.

Jenkins is expected in bond court at 9 a.m. Thursday in Maywood.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2013. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)


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