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Man causes fatal crash

A 19-year-old man has been charged with a DUI after causing a crash on Jan. 28 in Chicago. According to law enforcement officials, two individuals were injured and one man was killed as a result of the crash.

The Chicago Police released a statement that reported that the man responsible for the crash is facing one felony count of aggravated DUI causing an accident resulting in death. Two misdemeanor counts of DUI were also levied against him, and he was cited for not having insurance while operating a motor vehicle, for failing to yield at a stop sign and for failing to reduce speed.

At around 1:35 p.m., the man was driving a Jeep Grand Cherokee headed west on Hubbard Street when he drove past a stop sign and collided with a Toyota Camry that was headed north in the 400 block of North Ashland. The force of the crash drove both vehicles onto Hubbard Street.

The driver of the Camry, a 58-year-old man, was declared dead at the scene of the accident. The driver of the Grand Cherokee, as well as another 19-year-old man and a 25-year-old man who were passengers in the vehicle, sustained non-life-threatening injuries and were transported to Stroger Hospital. A bond court appearance was scheduled for the driver.

Individuals who have been accused of DUI should consult with a criminal law attorney as soon as possible, as drunk driving convictions can result in harsh penalties. An attorney may evaluate the factors of a case and may work to have the charges reduced through an agreement with the prosecution in the absence of a valid defense strategy.

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