Police have charged a Riverside man they say was driving under the influence when he fatally struck a bicyclist on the West Side late Friday.
Robert Vais, 54, was charged with one felony count of aggravated DUI and two misdemeanor counts of DUI, police said. Vais was also issued a traffic citation for failing to reduce his speed.
Police believe he was driving under the influence when he struck Hector Avalos, 28, in the 2500 block of West Ogden Boulevard about 11:50 p.m. on Friday.
Avalos was pronounced dead at Mount Sinai Hospital shortly after.
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A 32-year-old Belleville man has been charged with a DUI and reckless homicide after hitting and killing a pedestrian near the intersection of State Route 157 and Garden Avenue.
It happened at approximately 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. Police say Shaun Schmierbach allegedly struck 29-year-old Jamel Rhodes, who was pronounced dead at the scene after suffering extensive injuries in the collision.
Schmierbach is currently being held at St. Clair County Jail on a $750,000 bond.
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A Normal man faces aggravated DUI charges following an accident which killed a man early Sunday morning.
McLean County Coroner Beth Kimmerling said 18-year-old Peyton Scheuermann, most recently of Normal, was pronounced dead at 3:30 a.m. Sunday following a single-vehicle crash near the intersection of Parkside and Raab Roads in north Normal. The accident occurred at about 2:30 a.m., Kimmerling said in a release.
Preliminary evidence indicates that the automobile was traveling westbound on Raab Road when the driver lost control of the vehicle and struck a utility pole, Kimmerling said.
Kimmerling said Scheuermann was a student of Unit 5 and attended Normal West High School previously.
Police arrested Garrett Peterson, 19, of Normal, and on Sunday, he was formally charged with aggravated DUI and remains in McLean County Jail in lieu of posting $100,025 bond.
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Jason C. Collins
A man has been charged with DUI after his vehicle struck a squad car, killing a police officer and his K-9 partner on I-55 in downstate Illinois on Wednesday night, according to police.
Jason C. Collins, 33, was charged with aggravated DUI, according to Illinois State Police.
Collins was driving under the influence when his pickup left the road and struck a marked police car in the center crossover on I-55 north of Route 23 about 9:30 p.m., killing Pontiac police Officer Casey J. Kohlmeier and his K-9 partner Draco, according to police.
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A father has been charged with a DUI in an accident that killed his wife and their two children in Macoupin County.
According to Illinois State Police, Alfredo McGee, Sr. was driving a Chevrolet Impala on Interstate 55 when it appeared to stop in the middle of the interstate early Friday morning. A white cargo van then rear-ended their Chevrolet Impala which was stopped.
Alea Shannon, 27, Alfredo McGee Jr., 8, and Armondo McGee, 2, all passengers in the car, were pronounced dead at the scene.
Two daughters were transported with non-life threatening injuries.
Police believed McGee had been drinking and driving at the time of the collision.
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A motorcyclist died late Thursday evening after his bike was rear ended by an alleged drunk driver on U.S. Route 36 just east of Arthur Road, reported the Illinois State Police.
An ISP press release reported that the motorcyclist, whose name is being withheld pending notification of family, was driving east at 11:52 p.m. on Route 36 when the bike was struck by an sport utility vehicle driven by Edgar M Maza, 29, of Decatur. The motorcycle subsequently ran off the roadway and its driver was ejected. The Piatt County coroner reported that the motorcyclist died at the scene.
ISP reported that the SUV ran off the roadway and overturned on the eastbound shoulder. The SUV driver, Maza, was wearing a seat belt and was not injured. Maza was arrested on charges of allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol and failing to reduce speed to avoid an accident. ISP reported that additional charges are pending.
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Kevin P. Rawley
DUI charges have been filed against a 19-year-old man in connection with a weekend crash that left a woman dead and two others injured, police said.
Kevin P. Rawley, of the 12800 block of South Justine Street, was charged with driving under the influence of an intoxicating compound, aggravated driving under the influence, causing an accident and a fatality, disobeying a signal stop and operating a vehicle without insurance, police said.
Police said Rawley was behind the wheel of a 1999 white Infiniti sedan, traveling west on 63rd Street around 2:25 a.m. Sunday, when he ran a red traffic signal, according to a witness.
A 2002 black Nissan sedan had the green light on Woodlawn Avenue and struck the Infiniti, causing the Infiniti to spin out of control and crash into a utility pole, police said.
A passenger in the Infiniti, Tabria Jamron, 18, of the 5600 block of South Prarie Avenue, died about 3:40 a.m. at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.
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Joseph Hayes, 43, of 415 Glenys Drive, Lemont, has been charged with homicide by operation of a vehicle while intoxicated after a fatal traffic collision on Sept. 27 in Wisconsin.
Marinette County District Attorney Allen Brey said Hayes was also charged with causing death by operation of a vehicle with prohibited alcohol concentration. If convicted on either felony count, he would face a maximum 15 years in prison.
Hayes is also being charged with two misdemeanors of causing injury by operation while intoxicated and causing injury by operation with prohibited alcohol concentration, Brey said. Those charges would include a maximum one year in jail.
According to a Marinette County Sheriff’s Department accident report, Hayes hit two vehicles while driving in the wrong lane of a highway at 10:55 p.m. in Pound, Wis.
The driver of one vehicle – Kristian Reed, 21, of Niagara, Wis. – suffered fatal injuries from the collision, the report said.
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A 40-year-old south suburban man has been charged with aggravated DUI in connection with a crash Thursday that killed an 84-year-old man, authorities said.
The accident happened at 7:36 p.m. at Route 45 and Pauling Road near Frankfort, according to Illinois State Police.
John Wiesch of Monee was driving a 2008 Ford F250 pickup eastbound on Pauling when he ran a stop sign at Route 45 and hit a 2013 Toyota Avalon being driven by the 84-year-old, a police statement said.
The Will County Coroner’s office identified the victim as William Slager of Mokena, who was pronounced dead at the scene at 8:40 p.m..
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William J. Decero
A Downers Grove man was drunk when his vehicle crashed over the weekend in Oak Brook, killing his passenger, prosecutors said Tuesday.
William Decero, 49, of the 5000 block of Washington Street, was charged with aggravated drunken driving and held on $750,000 bail.
Authorities said Decero had a blood-alcohol concentration greater than the legal threshold of 0.08 early Sunday when he lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a wooded area along Spring Road, south of 31st Street in Oak Brook.
Decero’s 48-year-old passenger, Thomas Fitzsimons of Hinsdale, was pronounced dead at the scene.
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Kellen E. Bledsoe
A 27-year-old South Side man was driving drunk and without a valid driver’s license when his car struck and killed a 2-year-old girl Friday as she walked with her grandmother to a day-care center in Englewood, the police said Saturday.
Kellen E. Bledsoe is charged with reckless homicide and two counts of aggravated DUI, among other charges and citations in connection with the crash that happened at 6:30 a.m. Friday.
Jamya Love was hit by the 1999 Chrysler Concord driven by Bledsoe as she walked alongside her grandmother, who was pushing a baby stroller across the street, near West 56th and South Morgan streets, police said.
Witnesses told police the driver ran a stop sign before striking the girl.
The car then careered across the center lane and hit several construction barriers before crashing into two vehicles. Police said Bledsoe tried to run but was arrested by officers who were in the area.
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A Yorkville man was killed when the car he was a passenger in crashed early Sunday morning in Oswego, police said.
Jason B. Callahan, 38, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Kendall County Coroner’s Office, authorities said.
The driver, Kristen M. Leonard, 31, of West Chicago was traveling in the 5000 block of Minkler Road about 12:02 a.m. when her vehicle struck a guardrail, police officials said.
Leonard was transported by ambulance to Rush-Copley Medical Center in Aurora for medical treatment.
Capt. Jeff Burgner, media relations officer for the Oswego Police Department, said Leonard has been charged with aggravated driving under the influence-death, aggravated DUI-great bodily harm, improper lane use and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.
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A Chicago man was charged Sunday with aggravated driving under the influence following a deadly crash that killed two women and left another one injured, according to Illinois State Police Sergeant Michael Dolis.
Miguel Rico, 20, is expected to appear in court for a bond hearing Monday.
Authorities said Rico was driving a minivan that entered the Eisenhower Expressway going west on the eastbound lanes when he struck a 2001 blue Ford with three woman inside.
Briana Resto, 19, of North Lake, and Monica Hernandez, 20, of Maywood, were killed in the crash, according to Illinois State Police.
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Police charged two men with driving under the influence and other violations related to a fatal two-vehicle crash that happened Monday.
Police were called to the 5600 block of 11th Street at 12:13 a.m. Monday after a 2007 Chrysler 300 and 2002 GMC Envoy crashed into a roadside ditch.
Richard Parker, 35, the rear-seat passenger in the car, was pronounced dead at the scene. Parker died of blunt trauma to the head, according to the Winnebago County Coroner’s office.
Police say the Envoy driven by 19-year-old Steven Pancyrz of New Milford rear-ended the Chrysler driven by Kenneth J. Berg of Harvard.
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Rockford police confirm one fatality after a suspected drunk driver leads officers on a wild chase. Police are on the scene of North Mulford and Garrett Lane where the driver ended his run through several traffic lights, with a three car accident. One person had to be extricated. In total, four people have been taken to the hospital. Police could not confirm which person died in the wreck.
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The suspect has been subsequently identified as Dennis Mikosz, 30. The victim has been identified as Michelle Parker, 54.
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