Man Charged In Connection With Fatal SW Side Crash

CHICAGO (STMW) — A driver’s decision to chase another car caused a crash that killed a 23-year-old Oak Lawn woman, prosecutors say.

Mario Mandujano, 22, of the 4700 block of South Kedvale, is charged with reckless homicide with a motor vehicle and driving under the influence following the Friday morning crash near Midway Airport.

Susan Pintor — a rear seat passenger in Mandujano’s car — died when Mandujano lost control and hit a pole shortly before 4 a.m. in the 4900 block of South Pulaski, prosecutors say.

Mandujano on Sunday remained at Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn, where he was being treated for injuries sustained in the crash. During a bail hearing held without him Sunday morning, prosecutors said he had a blood alcohol level of 0.075 — below the legal limit, but enough for him to be charged with a misdemeanor DUI.

Judge Adam D. Bourgeois ordered him held on bail of $350,000, should he be released from the hospital, noting that Mandujano is alleged to have chased another car which overtook him.

Speaking outside court, Mandujano’s attorney, Loren Blumenfeld, said that Mandujano’s family believe that he was not chasing anyone, but was instead being chased by another motorist.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2012. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

  • G-Lep

    Gosh, gee… could he be an… ILLEGAL ALIEN?!!!

    • mayra

      Here we go with the witch hunt trials…”Gosh, gee”…when will the mass histeria and lynching ever stop!?!??!

      Just like the 10 lepers you will also be cleansed and healed…look with your heart not with your eyes…if you keep looking with your eyes you may just see, but you won’t believe…

  • Darlene

    Throw it all away. Just throw it all away.

    Never, never, ever ever ever get into a car with a drunk driver, even if you are three sheets to the wind. Too many idiot drunks kill their passengers.

  • Wacky water weasel

    Illegal alien ? Here in Chicago ? Causing a fatal wreck ? NO WAY ! REALLY ?

    • G-Lep

      LOL! I was just askin’. I mean, he might not be, but…

  • righttrack

    Even if he was under the legal limit for alcohol, he could have been under the influence of other drugs. Did they do a toxicology screen on him too ???

  • mayra

    No he is not illegal…but he is a man who comes from a family that has suffered with alcoholism in many ways. There is no other way to explain other than we as parents are responsible for the men and women that we bring into this world from the time of conception until their death.

    In the end who are we to judge!?!?!??! Change begins with one person….you.

  • ana

    yes he has papers and no he did not come from a bad family so stop bashing him you dont even know him !!!!!!

  • Christian De Jesus

    this f**ker killed my couson. why should”t i bash his head in????

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