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18-year-old Illinois woman dies in DUI-related crash

An 18-year-old Warrenville woman was killed in a car accident on the evening of April 25 when the SUV in which she was riding as a passenger rolled over. The driver, a 31-year-old male, was later charged with driving under the influence. After being transported to a local hospital from the scene of the accident, the female passenger died from the injuries she received in the car accident. The driver was also transported to the hospital for minor injuries.

Illinois woman shares personal drunk driving story with students

An Illinois woman hopes to reduce drunk driving this prom season by sharing the story of her own alcohol-induced car accident. Seneca Beverage Company is even bringing the woman to high schools in New York from April 30 to May 2 to share her story. She has been giving her presentation for over eight years and has presented to approximately 40,000 students. At one time the woman was a gifted college volleyball player, but she eventually dropped out of school and accepted a job as a bartender. On Aug. 23, 2003, the then-21-year-old drove home with a blood-alcohol level nearly four times the legal limit. The life-changing car accident occurred when she went off the road and missed her exit. Her car rolled four times, and she was thrown through the back window. 

IL man convicted of aggravated DUI that resulted in one death

An Illinois man has been convicted on four charges ranging from disorderly conduct to aggravated DUI. The bench trial lasted for four days. His next court appearance, on April 22, is a pre-sentencing hearing, and he could find himself in prison for a maximum of 29 years.According to authorities, the motor vehicle accident started with road rage on June 13, 2012. The man got angry with a teenage driver and began driving erratically and following her car. He decided to make a left turn, which resulted in him driving into oncoming traffic.

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