A drunk driving head-on collision on Illinois Route 17 took the life of a Kankakee man on Sunday night.
According to police officials, the accident occurred as a 21-year-old driver was traveling westbound down the roadway when the vehicle crossed the center line and collided with an eastbound vehicle.
Police also stated that the it took nearly 45 minutes to extricate one passenger from the wreckage. One passenger, a 21-year-old male was killed in the crash. Police believe that the driver was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the collision.
A man has received 12 years in prison after being arrested for his sixth drunk driving crime.
According to Illinois police officials, The 55-year-old man was sentenced to 12 years in prison, three years supervised after release and another year of supervision for driving while he had a revoked license. This was the man’s sixth DUI offense and he currently has another case that is pending in another county at this time.
The prosecutors in his case originally asked for 10 years because he has never caused serious harm to another person, but officials stated that the way he was driving very well could have
caused serious injury to anyone on the roadway. Officials are also hoping that this case can help be an example of the serious impact drunk driving can have on your life.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident as a result of a drunk driver, you need experienced representation on your side. Contact the Kankakee drunk driving accident lawyers of Spiros Law, P.C., by calling 815-929-9292.
A 25-year-old woman was killed after an accident at the Balmoral Park horse racing track on Monday.
According to Illinois State Police, the accident occurred as the woman was riding a horse, or walking next to it, around 5:07 a.m. when she was struck by a pickup truck. The woman was killed instantly and the horse was injured.
There was another woman near the horse when the accident occurred and she was also injured and transferred to the hospital. The driver of the pickup truck was arrested and charged with aggressive driving under the influence.
Drunk driving accidents can cause serious injury to all cars on the the roadway, our thoughts are with the friends and family of the victim.