A Park Forest woman has been charged in a hit-and-run accident that critically injured a 58-year-old man in late December in south suburban Chicago Heights.

Ariel Wilson, 22, was charged with leaving the scene of an accident causing personal injury, according to a news release from the Cook County Sheriff's Office.

The charges stemmed from a hit-and-run accident about 6 p.m. Dec. 28 near Euclid Avenue and 26th Street in unincorporated Chicago Heights, the release said.

According to reports, the victim was walking on the edge of the roadway behind another man when he was struck by a vehicle. The driver continued down the roadway, said the release.

A gray side-view mirror consistent with a Ford Taurus was found lying next to the victim, according to the release.

In a canvass of the area looking for evidence in the case, investigators found a gray vehicle that was missing a side-view mirror in a parking lot near Route 30 and Wilson Avenue in Chicago Heights, according to the release. Further investigation led to information implicating Wilson in the hit-and-run.

Wilson was ordered held on $15,000 bail and her next court date was scheduled for Feb. 19.

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