A Cicero man has been charged with vehicular manslaughter and drunk driving in connection with a crash that took the life of a woman who was jogging along Lakeshore Road on Thursday morning.
28-year-old Vincent Carello was charged with:
- Vehicular manslaughter, second degree, a class D felony
- Leaving the scene of a fatal accident, a class D felony
- Driving while intoxicated, an unclassified misdemeanor
- Driving under the influence of drugs, an unclassified misdemeanor
State Police say 37-year-old Summer Rupert-Wozniczka obeyed every rule regarding safe jogging – including wearing reflectors and running against traffic – when the incident occurred. They say she was struck by the back end of a bumper when a vehicle came around a bend.
State Police closed off Lakeshore Road near Van Antwerp Drive while they investigated the incident.
State Police believe Rupert-Wozniczka was formerly employed as a bartender at Hafner’s.
She left behind a teenage daughter.