Man Charged with DUI in Fatal Eisenhower Drag Race

A drag race on the Eisenhower Expressway ended in the death of one man and injury of two others after their vehicle flipped early Sunday morning. Maurice A. Horton, 28, was a front-seat passenger in a 2004 Chevrolet Impala, driven by his cousin, that State Police said crashed on the outbound Ike around 2:30 a.m. State Police say that Edward Dixon, 28, of Chicago has been charged with DUI as the driver of the vehicle. Horton was returning from the lakefront after a gathering with a group of friends and relatives.

Police say that during the race, the driver of the Impala lost control of the car which rolled and crashed. Horton and the driver were partially ejected from the vehicle. Allegedely none of the three individuals in the care were wearing seat belts. The driver, Dixon, was in critical condition and a back-seat passenger suffered non-life-threatening injuries. Police do not have a description of the other vehicle involved in the race.

Crash during race on Ike kills 1, injures 2, www.suntimes.com, July 12, 2010
Driver in Fatal Ike Drag Race Crash Charged with DUI, www.myfoxchicago.com, July 12, 2010

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