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May 2014 Archives

23-year-old woman receives 16-year prison sentence

On May 21, a drunk driving accident in Illinois led to a 16-year prison sentence for a 23-year-old woman who was convicted in the death of a Northwestern University student in 2012. The woman pleaded guilty to failure to report a deadly accident and aggravated DUI resulting in death. She will be credited for 236 days or about eight months that she had already spent in custody. State law requires her to serve a minimum of 85 percent of her sentence, and upon her release, she will be supervised in the community for 24 months.

Widow receives large settlement for fatal truck accident

An Illinois state trooper's wife was awarded a multi-million dollar settlement after her husband was killed in an accident in March 2013. The truck accident that claimed the man's life was allegedly caused by a truck driver who had fallen asleep at the wheel.

1 dead and another injured in Illinois auto accident

One person is dead and another injured as the result of an auto accident that occurred May 5 in Edwardsville. Police have identified one of the victims as a 50-year-old woman who died at the scene. A 23-year-old man suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to an area hospital. Two other people were involved in the crash, including a juvenile, but they were not injured.

Illinois man dead after alleged drunk driving accident

An Illinois motorcycle crash left one man dead and a woman injured on April 27. Police arrested a driver involved in the car accident on suspicion of aggravated DUI, accident causing death or injury, failure to render aid and several other charges.

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