Kane officials investigate death of man found guilty of Naperville DUI

Twenty-three-year-old Geneva resident Michael Szot was found unresponsive in the Waubonsee Community College library in Sugar Grove on Thursday, June 18 at approximately 7:15 p.m. Szot pleaded guilty to aggravated driving under the influence (DUI) in 2014 after he caused a fatal crash that resulted in the death of two of his passengers. The car that Szot was driving sunk to the bottom of the quarry lake, killing 21-year-old Naperville resident Sajaad Syed and 21-year-old Lisle resident Mihirtej Boddupalli.

The Sugar Grove Fire Department brought Szot via ambulance to Presence Mercy Hospital in Aurora, where he died shortly after 9 p.m. in the emergency room, a report from the Kane County Coroner’s Office showed. County coroner Rob Russell said Szot’s body showed no signs of physical harm. DuPage County Judge Brian Telander gave Szot a one year sentence of work-release and four years of probation, in addition to 200 hours of community service.

The attorneys at Spiros Law, P.C., is saddened to hear of this tragic event. Our thoughts and condolences are with the family and friends of the victims in this accident.

 


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