CHICAGO (STMW) — Two people are facing DUI charges after a traffic crash left a pedestrian dead Friday night in southwest suburban Joliet.
About 8:30 p.m., a Mazda sedan was pulling out from a parking lot at the southeast corner of Hickory Street and Western Avenue in Joliet when it struck a westbound Hyundai on Western, Joliet police Deputy Chief Edgar Gregory said.
The impact sent the vehicles to the northwest corner of the intersection, where Joliet resident Mark A. Cipolla was standing, according to Gregory and the Will County sheriff’s office.
Cipolla, 56, was pinned under the Hyundai, police said. Emergency crews extricated him and took him to Provena Saint Joseph Medical Center in Joliet, where he was pronounced dead at 9:19 p.m., authorities said.
Both drivers, 21-year-old Jefferson Davis of Minooka and Oscar A. Garduno Lopez, whose age was not immediately available, were both arrested for DUI, authorities said.
Davis was allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol and Garduno was driving under the influence of cannabis, Gregory said. Court information was not immediately available.
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