LaSalle County deputies on Wednesday arrested 26-year-old Gabriel Benitez from a home in Streator. Benitez is accused in a fatal hit-and-run crash on Sunday south of LaSalle with a cyclist on Route 351.
Police allege that Benitez hit 45-year-old Carl J. Telford, of LaSalle, who was riding on an electric bicycle. Telford died a day later in a hospital.
Benitez was developed as a suspect and a warrant was issued for his arrest. He's charged with failure to report an accident resulting in death. Benitez was taken to the LaSalle County Jail. Police say the investigation is ongoing.