A Northwest side 20-year-old, Szymon Zawadzki, has been charged with two counts of reckless homicide, two counts of aggravated driving under the influence resulting in death, one count of aggravated DUI resulting in great bodily harm, one count of improper lane usage, one count of failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, and no insurance.
He is allegedly responsible for the crash in which Veronica Rojas, 18, and Natalie Stygar, 17, of the Northwest Side were killed. The crash occurred Monday in Wilmette around 2:30 a.m., when Zawadzki’s car went off the road and struck a fire hydrant, then a tree and ultimately ended up in the front yard of a home. A third girl sitting in the backseat was critically injured, while a front seat passenger was treated and released from Evanston Hospital.
Man charged in Wilmette crash that killed 2, www.abc7chicago.com, June 30, 2010
Driver charged with DUI in deaths of two women in Wilmette, www.suntimes.com, June 29, 2010