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Chicago Woman Charged with DUI after Car Accident Leaves One Child Fatality

A Chicago woman has been charged with felony aggravated DUI resulting in an accident and bodily harm, driving under the influence, driving with alcohol in the vehicle, driving without insurance, driving 15-20 miles over the speed limit, failure to reduce speed, and a child restraint violation following a north side car accident that left her four year old son dead. The fatal Chicago car accident occurred near the corner of Fullerton and Kostner early last Sunday morning. According to reports, the defendant driver was travelling eastbound on Fullerton in a Dodge Avenger when she went through a red light and rear-ended a Honda Civic. The Civic reportedly struck another vehicle and came to rest against a building. The defendant’s vehicle then crossed over into the next lane and struck a Chevy Tahoe. Witnesses to the accident reported that the defendant driver of the Avenger took her two boys out of her vehicle and fled the scene immediately following the car crash. Her husband, who was in the front seat of the vehicle, also left the scene fleeing down Fullerton Ave.

The children involved in the fatal Chicago car accident were taken to Children’s Memorial Hospital where one young boy was pronounced dead. The boy suffered a lacerated liver and multiple contusion injuries. The defendant’s blood alcohol level was registered at .151 – almost twice the legal limit of .08. Responding police also found two open beer cans in the vehicle.

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