A woman from Auburn was found dead in Illinois Sunday in what local police have called a hit-and-run.
Tricia Hoyt, 35, died from multiple injuries after being struck by a vehicle in the Chicago suburb of Bolingbrook sometime between 11 p.m. Saturday and 1 a.m. Sunday, police said.
Hoyt is an Auburn native who graduated from Auburn High School and attended Cayuga Community College. She was living in Orland Park, Illinois, and was a mother of two children, ages 6 and 8.
According to local media reports, Hoyt was in the Bolingbrook area for a gathering with friends Saturday night. She was walking along the road when she was struck. Police were notified of an unresponsive person by the side of the road, but when they arrived at the scene, Hoyt was already dead.
Thursday, 19-year-old Eduardo Avila Jr. was charged with failure to stop after having an accident involving personal injury or death, and failure to report the same. An arrest warrant with a bond of $500,000 has been issued by Bolingbrook police.