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Man Charged With DUI After 5 Hurt In Aurora Crash

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AURORA, Ill. (STMW) – A west suburban man is facing a litany of charges for allegedly being intoxicated when he caused a crash that left five people injured Monday night in Aurora.

Roy R. Lightfoot, 39, faces six felony counts of DUI and several misdemeanors including driving on a revoked license, operating an uninsured vehicle, leaving the scene of an accident and failure to reduce speed, according to Aurora police.

The Aurora resident remains under police guard Tuesday afternoon at a west suburban hospital suffering serious but not life-threatening injuries, police said.

Lightfoot was driving a 1990 Cadillac Fleetwood eastbound on Illinois Avenue in Aurora about 8:20 p.m. Monday when he rear-ended a 1998 Chevrolet S-10 that was stopped for the light at Lake Street (Route 31), police said.

He then continued eastbound, going through the red light, until the car jumped the concrete median and hit a westbound 2009 Chevrolet Aveo head-on, police said.

The driver of the Aveo, a 37-year-old Montgomery woman, and three children inside — boys 7 and 11, and an 11-year-old girl — were hospitalized with serious but non-life-threatening injuries, police said. The driver of the S-10 was not injured, police said.

The Illinois Avenue Bridge was closed for about three hours for investigation.

Court information for Lightfoot, of the 500 block of Hammond Avenue in Aurora, was not immediately available.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2014. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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