Chicago South Side Man Charged in Fatal Traffic Crash

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Paul Forbes, 26
10300 block of South Rhodes Ave.
Chicago, Illinois

One felony count of Murder – Strong Probability Death/Injury
One felony count of Aggravated Fleeing
Two felony counts of Aggravated Battery/Great Bodily Harm
One misdemeanor count of Driving on a Suspended License
Cited for Disobey Red Circular Steady Signal Stop and No Registration

Central Bond Court, 2600 South California Ave – August 26, 2015

Forbes was arrested and charged in connection with a fatal crash that occurred on August 24, 2015 at approximately 7:35 p.m. Officers stopped Forbes for a traffic violation in the 7500 block of S. St. Lawrence and fled in his vehicle at a high rate of speed as officers approached. Forbes then failed to stop at a red light and struck a vehicle causing a chain reaction crash which resulted in the death of a 66 year-old male pedestrian. Four other victims were taken to area hospitals with non-life threatening injuries. Forbes was placed into custody and was charged accordingly. No further details available at this time.