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70-year-old man gets 10 years for fatal DUI hit-run

Sam Manyfield / phofrom Cook Counry Sheriff's office

Sam Manyfield / photo from Cook Counry Sheriff's office

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A 70-year-old Far South Side man whose blood alcohol level was “extremely high” when he fatally struck a woman on the South Side in a 2011 hit-and-run is going to prison.

Sam Manyfield pleaded guilty on Monday to aggravated DUI and leaving the scene of an accident, and Cook County Judge Stanley Sacks sentenced him to 10 years in prison, according to Cook County State’s Attorney’s office spokeswoman Lisa Gordon.

Manyfield was driving a Jeep Cherokee that struck Yvonne Williams, 52, of the 5500 block of South Justine Street, about 8:50 a.m. July 5, 2011, as was crossing the 4600 block of South Ashland in the crosswalk, police said.

Williams was declared dead less than an hour later at Stroger Hospital. An autopsy found she died of multiple injuries.

Officers stopped the Jeep in the 1600 block of West 45th Street and took Manyfield into custody. His blood-alcohol level was “extremely high,’’ police said at the time.

Manyfield, of the 400 block of West 126th Street, also was cited for DUI, hitting a pedestrian in the roadway, driving on a suspended license and operating a vehicle without insurance, police said.

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