Teen Driver Killed In December Barrington Hills Auto Accident Was Intoxicated

We previously wrote about a teen from Carpentersville who died in a Barrington Hills head-on collision car crash. The Kane County Coroner is now stating that the teen was drunk at the time of the crash where he swerved into oncoming traffic, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Edgar Rico, 17, was killed on December 8, 2007 in a 2 vehicle crash on Illinois Highway 62 near Autumn Trail. To other people in the car were treated for injuries at Sherman Hospital in Elgin. Rico did not have a valid drivers license according to the Barrington Hills Police Department. He also reportedly was driving a friend’s car that was borrowed without permission.

According to the coroner, the teen’s blood alcohol level (BAC) was .24, which is 3 times the .08 legal limit in Illinois. It was originally thought that the crash was just caused by bad weather, as it was very icey and snowy at the time.

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From an injury lawyer’s view, the passengers that were injured will most likely have to make an uninsured motorist claim against their own insurance policies to recover for their injuries, as Rico is not a licensed driver and is uninsured.