$100K Bond for Teen Charged in Hit-and-Run That Killed Newlywed Man

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19 May 2017 | 3:25 pm

A teen charged in the fatal hit-and-run crash that left a newlywed man dead and four others injured took a photo minutes after the crash telling a friend he damaged his car, prosecutors alleged Friday. 

Marlon K. Myles, 19, was charged Thursday with leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death. His bond was set at $100,000. 

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Prosecutors alleged Myles admitted to being in the crash that killed 26-year-old Westmont resident Abin Mathew, telling authorities he panicked. 

The crash, which occurred late Wednesday night in Burr Ridge near Willowbrook, where Mathew was pinned inside a car and four others were injured.

Prosecutors said Myles sent a text message to a friend 25 minutes after the crash, saying he damaged “El Chapo,” which is what he called his car. He was arrested about four hours later. 

Mathew, a gas station manager, had recently been married according to friends, and was preparing to go back to India to celebrate with a second ceremony in the near future. 

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“A couple of days ago he was talking about it, and he wanted me to go with him to help pick out some dresses for the wedding,” a friend of Mathew told NBC 5. “It never happened.” 

Investigators said part of Myles’ car was found at the scene. 

Teen’s family said outside court Friday that Myles is a good kid who got scared and made a mistake. It was not immediately clear if he had an attorney. 

Published at 8:02 AM CDT on May 19, 2017 | Updated at 1:01 PM CDT on May 19, 2017



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