Shane Stokowski thought the man he spotted leaving a West Town bar was too drunk to drive, so he followed him out to the parking lot, and leaned into the driver’s side window in an apparent attempt to stop Timothy McShane from driving away late Saturday afternoon.
Benjamin Black, who faces between three and 14 years in prison, has already pleaded guilty to being under the influence of heroin when he slammed his car into the back of a vehicle on Feb. 27, 2013, killing 11-year-old Matthew Ranken.
A Ford pickup traveling west hit the rear of a Freightliner semi parked on the shoulder, police said. The pickup bounced back into the roadway, striking a Lexus that was traveling west.
Aaron I. Moore, 26, was charged with two counts of aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol resulting in death, two counts of aggravated driving under the influence of drugs resulting in death and two counts of leaving the scene of a fatal crash, according to Illinois State Police.
A convicted burglar who also spent time in jail 11 years ago for inebriated driving stands accused of having been under the influence of narcotics when his pickup truck allegedly struck and killed a bicyclist early last fall.
Jeffery Smith, 26, was charged with aggravated DUI leading to an accident or death, in addition to citations for negligent driving, failure to reduce speed and a child restraint violation.
Franklin Jackson, who is from Texas, didn’t notice the shattered window until he pulled into a gas station to check the damage to his car, prosecutors said.
John Lara, 31, was driving a private ambulance around 10:45 a.m. Monday when he hit a pickup truck at Clark and Montrose. His blood alcohol level was three times the legal limit.
A DeKalb County man pleaded guilty Thursday to driving under the influence of heroin when his SUV struck a car on a snow-packed highway last winter, killing an 11-year-old boy.
Melvin Brown, 69, has been charged with felony aggravated DUI causing an accident involving bodily harm, as well as two misdemeanor counts of DUI.
Kevin P. Crawley was driving a 1999 white Infiniti sedan west on 63rd when he ran a red light, and collided with a 2002 Nissan traveling south on Woodlawn with a green light.
Jason B. Callahan, 38, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Kendall County Coroner’s Office.
Police said 20-year-old Miguel Rico was drunk when he drove a Dodge minivan west in the eastbound lanes of the Eisenhower on Saturday, crashing into a car, and killing two women.
Highland Park 19-year-old Carly Rousso missed her court date Tuesday, after voluntarily checking into a treatment center due to mental trauma from the fatal accident she was involved in last summer.
A civil lawsuit filed in connection with the death of a 5-year-old girl last Labor Day, caused by a Highland Park teenager who was allegedly “huffing” a cleaning product beforehand, has been settled ahead of the teen’s criminal trial.
A west suburban man has been charged with being under the influence of heroin when the car he was driving plowed into the rear of a second car, killing an 11-year-old boy in February.
A Joliet man was charged with vehicular homicide after he drunkenly collided with a Chicago police cruiser Friday night — killing a passenger in his car while wounding himself, another occupant in the vehicle and two police officers.
A 70-year-old Far South Side man whose blood alcohol level was “extremely high” when he fatally struck a woman on the South Side in a 2011 hit-and-run is going to prison.
A 32-year-old man has been charged with felony drunk driving, after his SUV slammed into a minivan late Sunday night, critically injuring the woman driving the van.
Michael Moreno was involved in a road rage incident with another vehicle. Following the incident, he chased the other vehicle, then crashed into Gerald Puglise’s motorcycle, killing Puglise.