DUI and reckless homicide charges filed in deadly Chicago car crash that killed 1

A driver has been accused of driving while intoxicated and reckless homicide after causing a fatal Illinois auto accident that killed a woman and injured 3 others, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. One of the injured was an 11 month old child.

The defendant, a 36 year old Chicago resident, reportedly ran several stop signs at a high rate of speed and rear-ended another car. When police arrived at the scene they had to use a Taser to take the driver into custody, and he is now hospitalized under police watch.

The accident occurred at 30th and Drake Street on the Southwest Side around 2 p.m. on Friday. Two of the injured were taken by ambulance to Stroger Hospital and two others were taken to Mount Sinai.

Alicia Pedroza, age 58, of Chicago was pronounced dead shortly after the accident at Stroger Hospital. She was one of the four in a Kia that was rear-ended and knocked into a 3rd vehicle. The driver of the 3rd car was not hurt.

The Chicago Police Department’s Major Accidents Investigation Unit and Harrison Area detectives are handling the investigation.

Click here to read the story as reported by WGN News.