DUI charges filed against driver involved in deadly Illinois car crash

A fatal Chicago area auto accident has resulted in the death of two women and DUI charges against the driver involved, according to the Chicago Breaking News Center. The DUI accident charges are reportedly marijuana related.

The accident occurred on Sunday in Crete Township of Will County. The alleged DUI driver was traveling east on Bemes Road near the Indiana – Illinois state line when he lost control of his vehicle on a patch of ice and struck a tree.

One passenger, a 21-year-old woman from Park Forest, was ejected from the car and died on the scene. Another passenger, a 21-year-old woman from Cedar Lake, Indiana was rushed by ambulance to St. Margaret Mercy Hospital in Dyer, Indiana where she was pronounced dead a short time later.

Immediately after the accident, police did not suspect drugs or alcohol played a role in the crash, but ended up filing charges after a follow-up investigation. The Will County Sheriff’s Department handled the investigation.

It has not been reported if Illinois personal injury lawyers are involved in the case yet.

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