Driver Charged With DUI After Fatal McHenry County Crash
There was a fatal single-car accident in unincorporated Seneca Township on Sunday (February 25, 2018) night. The crash led to the death of a passenger in the car, and the driver was subsequently charged with DUI.
According to information provided by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office (in a February 26, 2018 media release titled “Fatal Traffic Crash / Aggravated DUI“) various first responders in the area responded to the accident at 7:35 p.m. The accident scene was in the 17600 block of Kishwaukee Valley Road.
The preliminary accident investigation indicates that a 2012 Hyundai Veloster was traveling westbound on Kishwaukee Valley Road, left the roadway at Mckinstrey Road, and subsequently hit a tree. A 29-year-old female, identified as Ilian Gonzalez, of Rockford, was a passenger in the car. She was trapped in the car during the crash and died at the accident scene.
The driver, a 30-year old male later identified as Jose Loredo, 30, of Rockford, was taken to Centegra Hospital in Huntley for treatment of his accident injuries. Those injuries were considered to be non-life-threatening in nature.
At the time of the accident seatbelts were worn and there was front airbag deployment.
An excerpt from the media release mentioned above:
The driver was charged with failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, DUI alcohol, and aggravated DUI involving death. The investigation is ongoing by the McHenry County Coroner’s Office and the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office Major Crash Investigation Unit.
Additional Details Regarding This Fatal McHenry County Crash
Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal McHenry County car crash with DUI charges can be seen in various media sources, including the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office media release mentioned above as well as the February 27 Crystal Lake Patch article titled “Driver In Fatal Crash Charged With Aggravated DUI.”