Roel Valle, Lynwood Village Clerk, has been charged with reckless homicide and driving under the influence after a crash that resulted in the death of a Chicago woman.
Melika LIttle, 32, mother of four children, was killed in the crash after Valle allegedly drove his village-owned vehicle the wrong direction on Iliinois Highway 394. Valle collided with a car carrying Little. The driver of the car Little was a passenger in was also charged with DUI.
The Little family has filed a civil suit against the village of Lynwood and Valle. Valle is also facing two felony charges and could be sentenced up to 19 years in prison.
Lynwood village clerk charged with reckless homicide and DUI, www.chicagotribune.com, February 14, 2011