Friday, November 12, 2010
Suspect in death of teenager described as between 5' 8" and 6 feet with a goatee.
Des Plaines police have released a composite sketch of the driver involved in a hit-and-run accident on the night of Nov. 5 that killed 17-year-old Choice Taylor. The suspect is described as a white male between 5 feet 8 inches and 6 feet tall, with a thin/wiry build. He is also described as having a goatee and short brown or black hair. The suspect was driving a red or burgundy semi-tractor with no trailer. It did have a sleeper cab and is described as having an aerodynamic body style. If anyone knows someone who fits this description and drives this type of vehicle please contact Des Plaines Police 847-391-5400 or CRIMESTOPPERS at 847-699-STOP or text an anonymous tip to 274637 (CRIMES) keyword: ICARE.
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
These are photos of the vigil that has been set up in remembrance of the teen on Algonquin Road and Third Avenue.
With all due respect, Des Plaines Patch photographed the vigil in remembrance of Choice Taylor, the 17-year-old young man who was killed in a hit-and-run accident on Algonquin Road near Third Avenue Friday. More than 80 candles, 20 bouquets, various stuffed animals, balloons and other items mark the street where the accident occurred. Des Plaines police have put up signs at the scene asking anyone with information to come forward. The vigil, which is outside of 60-year-old Doris Alicea's home, is watched over by the woman and her husband. She said being a mother herself, she is very protective and "I keep an eye out until I'm ready to drop" to ensure that nothing at the vigil is damaged and that the candles remain lit. Although she and her…
Sunday, November 7, 2010
Witnesses have come forward with a description of the vehicle that killed 17-year-old Choice Taylor.
Witnesses have come forward with a description of the vehicle that was involved in the accident that killed 17-year-old Choice Taylor on Algonquin Road Friday. Police are looking for a dull red or maroon colored semi-tractor truck with no trailer. The vehicle had slowed down in westbound traffic and stopped at a stop sign on Third Avenue. Witnesses say it appeared that Choice walked up to the rear of the vehicle and somehow became stuck by the rear tires and was run over when the vehicle pulled forward. The driver stopped about a half a block up, exited the vehicle and inspected it for damage. It's possible that the driver was unaware that he had struck Choice. The Taylor family is appreciative of this new information and just wants the …
Saturday, November 6, 2010
Choice Taylor's family tell of a smart, fun-loving young man taken from them too soon as they appeal to anyone with information to please come forward.
"Sometimes I'm numb, other times I'm just overwhelmed," said Loreene Taylor, as she briefly broke into sobs while speaking of her 17-yeard-old son, Choice Taylor, who was killed Friday evening in a hit-and-run accident on Algonquin Road. "I expected him to come home," she said. "I didn't expect that he would leave home and be found dead in the street." Choice was walking down Algonquin Road Friday around 6 p.m. on his way to Jewel-Osco food store at 1500 S. Lee St., where he was an employee, to pick up his paycheck when he was struck by a driver who fled the scene. Another driver noticed the young man's lifeless body and contacted police. He was pronounced dead at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge. Des Plaines Police …
Police are still looking for driver that struck teen on Algonquin Road Friday.
A Des Plaines teenager killed in a hit-and-run accident that occurred Friday has been identified as Choice Taylor, 17. He was found lying in the westbound lanes of 906 E. Algonquin Road at approximately 6:20 p.m. No further information about the victim is available at this time. Police are investigating. More details will be made available this afternoon. Anyone with information please call the Des Plaines Police Department at 847-391-5400 or text an anonymous tip to "CRIMES" or "274637." Begin message with the words "ICARE."