Updated 05/27/14 – 5:35 p.m.
WAUKEGAN, Ill. (CBS) — A teenager accused of huffing computer cleaner before running over a 5-year-old girl two years ago has pleaded guilty to reckless homicide, but still faces trial for aggravated DUI charges.
Carly Rousso, 19, has opted for a bench trial on a felony charge of aggravated DUI resulting in death, after failing to reach a plea agreement with Lake County prosecutors in the death of 5-year-old Jaclyn Santos-Sacramento.
Prosecutors have said Rousso huffed an aerosol can of keyboard cleaner on Labor Day 2012, before plowing her parents’ Lexus into the Sacramento family on a sidewalk in Highland Park. Five-year-old Jaclyn Santos-Sacramento was killed in the crash. Her mother, Modesta Sacramento-Jimenez, and two brothers also were injured.