PITTSBURGH - A Chicago doctor has committed suicide in a Pennsylvania jail where he was being held on charges he killed a motorcyclist in a hit-and-run accident.

The Allegheny County medical examiner's office confirmed the death of 33-year-old Shiva Lal Acharya.

Acharya's nephew, Ramesh Lamichhane, of Harrisburg, says the doctor killed himself about 11:30 a.m. Saturday.

Acharya was driving from Chicago to a job interview in Easton, Pa., on Sept. 4. Police say he began fleeing Ohio authorities because he didn't have a valid driver's license in that state.

Police say he lost control of his car on the Pennsylvania Turnpike, hitting motorcyclist Keith Brown, 46, of Green Bay, Wis. *