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Charges filed against suspect in fatal incident on I-74 bridge pedestrian path

An East Moline woman now faces 10 charges, including DUI, reckless driving, and reckless homicide after allegedly driving onto the path and hitting three people.

MOLINE, Ill. — The Rock Island County State's Attorney's Office has identified the suspect accused of driving an SUV onto the Interstate 74 bike path and killing a young man early Sunday morning.

According to the office, 10 charges have been filed against Chhabria Harris, a 46-year-old woman from East Moline. The charges include three counts of aggravated DUI causing death or great bodily harm, three counts of failure to stop at the scene of an accident involving death or personal injury, three counts of aggravated reckless driving, and one count of reckless homicide. 

The incident left 21-year-old Ethan L. Gonzalez of Moline dead, according to the Rock Island County Coroner. Authorities say the other two victims, one 18 and the other 22, remain in critical condition. 

Their identities have yet to be announced by authorities. 

The incident happened around 2 a.m. Sunday, May 22. Moline and Bettendorf police departments said their initial investigation showed the SUV entered the bike path from the Iowa side and traveled onto the pedestrian path. 

The SUV traveled across the entire length of the pathway to about 200 yards from the Moline pathway entrance. At that point, police said the vehicle hit three people.

Harris was found in East Moline getting out of an SUV that matched witness descriptions shortly after the incident transpired, according to Moline police. She was then taken to the hospital on suspicion of driving under the influence.

Later, she was released from the hospital and taken into police custody.

Harris resides in the Rock Island County Jail on a $2 million bond. 

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