St. Charles man charged with felony after crash with injuries

GENEVA – A St. Charles man is being held on $30,000 bond in connection with a traffic crash he was accused of causing, then driving away from, leaving the other driver injured, according to police reports.

Marco A. Perez-Velasco, 27, of the 1800 block of Covington Court, St. Charles, was charged Dec. 21 with leaving the scene of an accident resulting in injury – a felony – driving without insurance, driving without a valid license and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident/driving too fast for conditions.

According to police reports, Perez-Velasco was driving a 2005 Hyundai Sonata south in the 300 block of North Randall Road on the inside lane. A 22-year-old Montgomery woman was driving a 2015 Saturn Ion south in the outside lane.

As traffic slowed, Perez-Velasco’s car struck the rear of the woman’s car, according to police reports.

Perez-Velasco drove around her car on the shoulder, turned left on Wiliamsburg Avenue, then right on Bedford Lane, leaving the car at Bedford and Andover lane, according to reports. He left on foot, but police caught up with him while he was walking on Pepper Valley Drive and Deerfield Way. He told police he fled because he had no driver’s license, according to reports.

The woman was taken to Delnor Hospital in Geneva with neck injuries, according to police reports.

Perez-Velasco’s next court date is Friday. If convicted, the felony charge has a punishment of one to three years in prison and fines of up to $25,000.