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Grand jury indicts Oglesby man in fatal hit and run

Posted by wlpo on February 11, 2016

An Oglesby man blamed in a hit and run that killed a Mendota girl has been indicted by a Bureau County grand jury.

Twenty-year-old Jose Torres was formally charged Wednesday with failing to report an accident resulting in death and failing to report an accident resulting in an injury. Both are felony charges.

The charges stem from Torres allegedly hitting and killing 19-year-old Jacquelin Martinez of Mendota with his car last August. Martinez and other teens were walking near Bureau when they were hit.

Torres is actually spending his time in the La Salle County Jail for a fraud charge. He’s accused of trying to prevent a repo man from taking his Jaguar that investigators say was the car involved in the fatal hit and run.

Torres has hired Joe Navarro as his lawyer.

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