Man Held On $250,000 Bond In Dan Ryan Crash That Killed His Son

(STMW) — A man who’s charged with driving drunk and causing a car crash on the Dan Ryan Expressway in which his young son was killed was ordered held Wednesday on $250,000 bail.

Franklin L. Jackson, 46, is charged with reckless homicide and aggravated driving under the influence in the crash Sunday afternoon that claimed the life of 4-year-old Franklin Leon Jackson Jr., the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting.

The boy, who authorities say was not belted in, was ejected from the Ford Expedition through a back window in the crash, which happened at 4:20 p.m. in the northbound lanes near 87th Street.

The 4-year-old, who lived in League City, Texas, died of head trauma, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

Four other passengers in the sport-utility vehicle weren’t injured — a 1-year-old boy; a 2-year-old boy; a 3-month-old girl and a 23-year-old woman believed to be the children’s mother.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2013. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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