Oswaldo Gonzalez, 36, was charged in May with Reckless Homicide and several different DUI charges after allegedly rear-ending a silver Kia Rio in the 3500 block of West 30th Street. Alicia Pedroza, 58, was pronounced dead at Stroger Hospital. Two other people and an infant were also injured.
Gonzalez was allegedly driving at high speeds for several blocks and blew through a number of stop signs before hitting Pedroza. Gonzalez was not authorized to take the car belonging to a family member and had to be subdued with a taser after the crash.
Pedroza’s daughter, Victoria Luna, filed suit against Gonzalez asking for an unspecified amount of damages. The suit also names Flor Aranda, the owner of the minivan driven by Gonzalez.
Suit Filed in Fatal Crash in Little Village, www.chicagobreakingnews.com, August 23, 2010