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.
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.