Anthony Cechini, 23, of Round Lake is charged with felony DUI in a fatal Fox Lake crash. At approximately 4 p.m. on Saturday, Cechini was allegedly driving in a Subaru when it left the road and hit a tree. David Letchinger, Jr., 21, of McHenry, the front passenger, was ejected from the vehicle. He was airlifted to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville where he was later pronounced dead due to severe head trauma. A second unnamed passenger remains at the same hospital with injuries, although reportedly not life-threatening.
Cechini appeared in bond court on crutches with a broken wrist. It was stated that Cechini allegedly fled the scene after the crash but was detained almost immediately after. He is charged with aggravated DUI involving death and aggravated DUI involving great bodily harm. Cechini is now being held on a $500,000 bond and due back in court on Thursday for preliminary hearing.
Round Lake man charged in Fox Lake crash that killed passenger, www.dailyherald.com, October 1, 2012