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Peoria police make arrest in fatal Monday hit-and-run

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A 39-year-old man faces multiple charges after a fatal hit-and-run early Monday morning on Peoria's South Side.

Akeem Alexander, 28, was riding a bicycle on Howett when he was struck and killed by a vehicle just after 3:30 a.m.

The suspect's vehicle was later found unoccupied in the 2100 block of Antoinette with major damage to its front end.

Police said John Timothy Jr. turned himself in at the police station Wednesday morning and was arrested on a litany of charges, including failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, leaving the scene of a death, driving with no insurance, failure to give aid or information, failure to notify police, failure to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk, and reckless driving.

Timothy was taken to the Peoria County Jail.

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Tim is the News Director at WCBU Peoria Public Radio.