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Man charged with DUI after fatal hit-and-run in Arlington Heights

Police have detained a 62-year-old Arlington man charged with fatally striking a pedestrian Monday evening in Arlington Heights while driving under the influence.

Julio David Villazon was driving on S. Old Glebe Road when he turned onto 2nd Street S., struck a pedestrian crossing the road and then fled the scene, police said.

The victim was identified as Viviana Oxlaj Lopez, 52, of Arlington. Police responded to the crash about 7:32 p.m. and transported Lopez to a hospital, where she died of her injuries.

Police identified Villazon as a suspect from witness interviews and detained him at his residence Monday evening. Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the crash, police said. Villazon has been charged with involuntary manslaughter, hit-and-run and driving under the influence, and is being held without bond in the Arlington County Detention Facility, police said. A criminal investigation is ongoing.

The collision is Arlington’s first fatal pedestrian collision this year, police spokeswoman Ashley Savage said.