UPDATED: UI student killed, Champaign man arrested after alleged DUI hit-and-run
Updated at 9:30 p.m. on Saturday
URBANA – A 22-year-old University of Illinois student was killed after a hit-and-run accident, and a 20-year-old Champaign man has been arrested for alleged drunken driving.
Anthony G. Pauls, of Lake in the Hills, was pronounced dead just before 8 a.m. on Saturday morning, according to Champaign County Coroner Duane Northrup. Police said he was hit by a car just before midnight on Friday in the 200 block of West University Avenue, near the intersection of Lake Street.
According to an Urbana police news release, Albert Fleming is being held at the Champaign County Jail on preliminary charges of driving under the influence of alcohol, leaving the scene of an accident, and other traffic charges. The name of the victim was not released.
Urbana police located a vehicle with heavy damage in the area of the accident, according to police. Fleming was driving that vehicle.
According to a police report, Fleming admitted to police that he had been consuming alcohol and that he was intoxicated when the car he was driving hit the victim.
The investigation into the accident is ongoing. If anyone witnessed the accident or has any information, they are asked to contact the Urbana Police Department at 217-384-2320. Callers may remain anonymous by calling CrimeStoppers at 217-373-TIPS.