CHICAGO (CBS) — An Arlington Heights man has been charged with driving under the influence in a fatal crash on the Eisenhower Expressway earlier this week.
Illinois State Police said 35-year-old Matthew Graff was driving a 1993 Chevrolet motor home in the westbound lanes of the Eisenhower Sunday afternoon, when he slammed into the back of a 2005 Nissan sedan that had stopped on the right shoulder near Mannheim Road.
The driver of the Nissan, 34-year-old Eduardo Moreno, of Berwyn, was taken to Loyola University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. Moreno’s passenger, a 42-year-old woman, was seriously injured, but expected to survive.
Police said Graff was taken to Elmhurst Hospital, but his injuries were not life-threatening.
Investigators said Tuesday they believe drugs were a factor in the crash. Graff has been charged with two felony counts of aggravated DUI. Police did not say whether the charges involved the use of drugs or alcohol.