Kenosha man sentenced to 15 years after leaving scene of fatal Zion accident

Daily Herald report
Updated 8/16/2019 4:00 PM

A Kenosha man was sentenced to 15 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections Wednesday for his involvement in a fatal hit-and-run crash in Zion that killed a 19-year-old from Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin. Dennis C. Russell Jr., 35, was also sentenced to 2 years of mandatory supervised release by Lake County Judge George Strickland on two felony charges of leaving the scene of an accident. Randall Lee Harrison Jr., 19, was pronounced dead just after midnight on Oct. 21, 2017, on Green Bay Road near 9th Street due to injuries he received in the crash. Russell is required to serve at least 50 percent of the sentence before becoming eligible for mandatory supervised release. He will receive 513 days credit for time already served in Lake County jail while awaiting trial. Russell was found guilty during a jury trial in June. He was sentenced on Aug. 14.

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