**Updated 2:30 p.m.
Racine County Circuit Court Commissioner Mark Lukoff assigned a $50,000 cash bond to the man police say killed a 45-year-old Racine man in a drunk driving hit-and-run accident Christmas night.
Racine police confirmed Friday morning that Robert Castaneda died after getting struck by a car at 9:20 p.m. in the 900 block of Romayne Avenue.
Bradley Hayek, 31, also of Racine, fled the scene in his SUV, according to scanner chatter reported by Racine County Scanner. He was apprehended a short time later in the 1200 block of William Street.
Hayek was booked into the Racine County Jail Thursday night on charges of homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle, hit-and-run resulting in death, and one count each of misdemeanor and felony bail jumping.
His cash bond was assigned during a probably cause hearing Friday in Racine County Circuit Court.
Police, fire and rescue were called at about 9:30 p.m. Thursday to the 900 block of Romayne Avenue for a report of car vs. pedestrian, a release from RPD reads.
When crews arrived, they found Castaneda lying in the street, critically injured. He was treated on scene before being transported to Wheaton Franciscan St. Mary’s where he later died from his injuries.
Hayek’s initial appearance is scheduled for Monday.
Traffic investigators and Wisconsin State Patrol were called to the scene to assist with the investigation
We will update this story when more details are available.
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