GLENVIEW, Ill. (CBS) A woman from Mount Prospect was charged on Friday with beating and killing a man who was riding a bicycle in Glenview last summer – and then driving off.
Ewelina Pikulska, 40, was charged months after first being arrested on a Florida arrest warrant in connection with a hit-and-run. She was charged with leaving the scene of an accident involving death and failure to report.
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Pikulska will appear at a court hearing on Saturday, Glenview police said.
Trinidad Salgado, 56, was hit and killed as he was cycling just after noon. 3 a.m. on Aug. 21 near Sanders Road and South Parkway Drive when he was hit by what police said was Pikulska’s 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport.
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An arrest warrant was issued for Pikulska’s arrest in the autumn. Glenview police learned she was in Florida at the time, and she was arrested Oct. 27 by Okaloosa County, Florida Sheriff’s Office, and later extradited to Illinois.
Salgado’s family asked the driver to surrender one day after the collision.
“So that’s why it hurts so much because he did not treat people the way he was treated in the end when they left him there,” said Salgado’s daughter, Adriana Salgado. “Please. Your conscience will not let you sleep. Let us know. Indulge yourself.”
Salgado immigrated to the United States from Mexico more than 20 years ago. He worked as a dietitian in a nursing home.
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He had four children and three grandchildren.
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