Hector Ramirez, 32, is charged with reckless homicide, aggravated DUI, driving without a valid license, in addition to several traffic violations. Ramirez was allegedly driving under the influence when he crashed into three vehicles and three pedestrians. Emergency personnel responded to the crash Friday in the 4300 block of South Archer Ave at 3:30 p.m. At least eight people were injured, including 3 pedestrians walking in the intersection. The crash resulted in the death of Jamie Castillo, one of the pedestrians. The injured list includes a child under the age of 7. Ramirez complained of chest pains after being placed under arrest and was subsequently taken to a local hospital.
DUI charges filed against man in fatal Southwest Side crash, suntimes.com, May 9, 2010