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Kankakee Motorist Under the Influence Crash Results in Death of Two

On March 9th, 2022, a two-car crash resulted in two fatalities and two additional serious injuries. A driver of a vehicle traveling eastbound on Route 17 near Kankakee, Illinois failed to reduce speed and stop at a red light, causing the vehicle to crash into a westbound truck attempting to turn left on a green… Read More

NFL Player Arrested in DUI Death of Passenger

A Dallas Cowboy player posted bond in relation to a DUI charge that killed another player. The two friends met while playing football as students at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from 2007 to 2009. Josh Brent, a defensive line man for the Dallas Cowboys, was driving in the Irving, Texas area on Saturday, December… Read More

Round Lake Head-on Crash Leaves One Woman Dead

A 22-year-old Mundelein man faces charges related to a fatal car accident that occurred in Round Lake. On November 21st, Mark Oelerich was driving north on Cedar Lake Road. At approximately 9:17 p.m., an officer with the Round Lake Police department discovered the head-on crash involving Oelerich and Araceli Villasenor, 24, who was driving south… Read More

Man Receives Conviction in Fatal DUI Accident

A drunk driver who caused an accident that killed a Yorkville man has received a felony conviction for the crash. On April 26, 2012, Ryan Perina was riding as a passenger in the Honda Civic driven by Keith Stanislaus, also of Yorkville, when the car veered off the road near the intersection of Kennedy and McHugh… Read More

Darien, Wis. Man Charged with DUI After Fatal Accident

An accident in the small Illinois town of Harvard has lead to the death of a Woodstock woman. Alysha Thurow-Gitzinger, 20, was driving on North Division Street with another passenger in her car in the early hours of October 16th. Just after 1:00 a.m. a car driven by Hugo C. Dells III, 42, crossed over… Read More

Wrongful death lawsuit filed after fatal car crash

The family of a man that was killed in a fatal drunk driving crash last year has now filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the drunk driver. According to court documents, the family has sued the man charged with drunk driving as well as the golf club that continued to serve him alcohol. The 58-year-old victim… Read More

Woman Pleads Guilty in DUI Case in Kane County

A young woman from Campton Hills pled guilty to a 2007 fatal DUI accident in Kane County this week. Erika Scoliere pled guilty to a misdemeanor DUI in regards to an accident on Randall Road that killed motorcyclist Frank Ferraro, 40, of South Elgin. Scoliere was 18 years old at the time of the accident when… Read More

Woman Hit and Killed by Drunk Driver on Southside Chicago

Pulaski Road was the scene of an accident that resulted in the death of a 56-year-old Chicago woman. Judith Branwell, 56, was getting into a car that was parked in the 6500 block of South Pulaski during the early morning hours on Saturday, September 22nd. Around 2:00 a.m. another car crashed into the Chicago resident.… Read More

Man Charged with DUI After Fatal Accident

Early Sunday morning, a teacher in the Ottawa, Illinois  school district lost her life when the driver of the vehicle she was riding in lost control and crashed. Chad Marks was driving his 1997 Ford Mustang on Route 6 in Grundy County just north of Longpoint Road with Brittany L. Judy, 26 as his passenger.… Read More

Fatal Crash on Kennedy Expressway Ends with One Dead and One Charged with DUI

A crash over the weekend on the Kennedy Expressway in Chicago resulted in the death of a passenger and the driver charged with a DUI. Pavlo Lulak, 24, was traveling in the northbound lanes of the Kennedy Expressway in his Mitsubishi Lancer when he lost control of the vehicle near Armitage Avenue around 4:20 a.m.… Read More