Alicia Johnson | Homicide Watch Chicago news about Alicia Johnsonen-usWed, 08 Jun 2016 11:03:10 -0500Woman charged with reckless homicide for Avalon Park hit-and-run crash that killed James Harris over holiday weekend<p><iframe src="" width="100%" height="350" frameborder=0></iframe></p> <p>By ASHLEE REZIN<br /> Chicago Sun-Times Wire<br /> <a href=""><img src="" alt="Alicia Johnson | Chicago Police" width="290" height="300" class="size-medium wp-image-18272" /></a><p class="wp-caption-text">Alicia Johnson | Chicago Police</p><br /> The victim in a hit-and-run crash over Memorial Day weekend in the Avalon Park neighborhood has been identified as James A. Harris, and the driver who struck him faces reckless homicide charges..</p> <p>Harris, 51, was walking in a crosswalk about 11:15 p.m. May 28 in the 7900 block of South Stony Island Avenue when he was struck by a southbound red Chevrolet Impala, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. </p> <p>The car sped away after the crash, police said.</p> <p>Harris, of the 7900 block of South Essex, was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he died at 2:34 a.m. May 29, according to the medical examiner’s office. An autopsy found he died of multiple injuries due to the crash, and his death was ruled an accident.<br /> <span id="more-18268"></span></p> <p>The driver of the Impala was later identified as 22-year-old Alicia Johnson, according to police. She was arrested May 30 and charged with reckless homicide and leaving the scene of a crash involving injury or death, both felonies, according to police. She also faces a misdemeanor count of failing to exercise due care with a pedestrian in the roadway.</p> <p>Johnson, of the 9700 block of South Avalon, was released on bond and is next scheduled to appear in court June 17.</p> Jeff MayesWed, 08 Jun 2016 11:03:10 -0500 Johnson