November 23, 2010 – Two people were killed on Friday after a Chicago woman chose to drive under the influence of alcohol. According to a report at the Chicago Tribune, the 32-year-old woman crashed her car on the South Side of Chicago, killing a 13-year-old boy and another woman. The fatal car accident occurred around 2 p.m. on Friday afternoon.
Police say the drunk driver was driving an Oldsmobile Achieva eastbound on West 111th Street when she veered into oncoming traffic heading westbound. The driver did not crash into another car, but she did lose control of her vehicle before it crashed into a tree and a utility pole. The car then rolled over onto the side of the road. Two passengers in the Oldsmobile were pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, including a 13-year-old boy and a 34-year-old woman. Another passenger and the driver were injured. It is not known how the 4 people were related.
Police have cited the driver for drunk driving, and she is due in court on Dec. 14. Additional charges may be forthcoming.