Joliet Man Faces DUI Charges in Fatal Crash with Chicago Police

Alex Reyes, 24, is charged with reckless homicide and aggravated DUI resulting in death after a fatal crash with a Chicago squad car Friday night. Reyes, of Joliet, was allegedly driving a car with three passengers when he crashed into a Chicago police vehicle around 11:30 p.m. in the Austin neighborhood.

According the the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office, an 18-year-old man was ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene. Reyes and another passenger were critically injured according to reports. Neither of the officers involved in the accident suffered life-threatening injuries but were transported to a nearby hospital. In addition to DUI and reckless homicide, Reyes was also charged with several traffic violations including driving on a suspended license, improper lane usage, driving without insurance, and two counts of damage to public property.

Man Charged With DUI, Reckless Homicide In Crash With Squad Car, www.cbslocal.com, April 15, 2013
Charges filed in fatal collision with police SUV, www.chicagotribune.com, April 15, 2013

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