Charges Filed in Sept. 12 Hit-And-Run That Took The Life of 59-Year-Old Aurora Man

Charges Filed in Sept. 12 Hit-And-Run That Took The Life of 59-Year-Old Aurora Man

Kane County State’s Attorney Jamie Mosser has charged 27-year-old Jesus I. Garcia with the offenses of leaving the scene of a personal injury accident, a Class 1 felony, and obstructing justice, a Class 4 felony.

Also charged is 60-year-old Ismael Garcia Carrera with the offense of obstructing justice-destroying evidence, Class 4 felony.

Image of the vehicle involved in the Sept. 12 fatal hit-and-run, released by Aurora police shortly after the crash.

Kane County prosecutors allege that at about 1 a.m. Sept. 12, 2021, Garcia was driving a 1989 Ford Bronco in the 200 block of North Lincoln Avenue, Aurora, when the Ford Bronco struck a parked vehicle and the victim, 59-year-old Michael Brooks of Aurora.

Garcia did not remain at the scene, immediately fleeing in the Ford Bronco, and did not contact police within 30 minutes. Brooks was later pronounced dead at an Aurora hospital.

Prosecutors say Garcia drove the Ford Bronco to the 1200 block of Jackson Street, Aurora, and parked the vehicle behind a business. Garcia’s father, Ismael Garcia, removed the vehicle’s license plates.

Image of what police say is the same vehicle, posted on the Aurora Police Department Facebook page on Sept. 16.

The two men later put the vehicle’s removable roof cap back in place, swapped out the tires and rims and replaced the front grill, which had been damaged in the crash and fell off.

Jesus Garcia surrendered to Aurora police early Monday (Sept. 20, 2021). He appeared Sept. 21 in Kane County bond court.

Associate Judge Julia Yetter set his bail at $30,000, with 10% ($3,000) to apply for bond. The judge set Garcia’s initial court appearance for 9 a.m. Oct. 22, 2021, in Courtroom 319 at the Kane County Judicial Center.

Ismael Garcia Carrera’s next court appearance is set for 9 a.m. Sept. 29, 2021, in Courtroom 211 at the Kane County Judicial Center.

The charges against Garcia and Garcia Carrera are not proof of guilt. Garcia and Garcia Carrera are presumed innocent and are entitled to a fair trial in which it is the state’s burden to prove their guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.


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