Posted On: October 9, 2009 by Steven J. Malman

Driver Accused of Causing Fatal South Side Chicago Car Crash Ran Red Light and had BAC of .148

A motorist faces two counts of reckless homicide and two counts of aggravated DUI over the deaths of a Chicago man and an East Chicago, Indiana resident. David Barbour’s BAC was .148% when he crashed his car into the vehicle carrying William Taylor, 27, and Lawrence Peterson, 28.

Police say that the deadly Chicago car accident happened at 59th and Ashland when Barbour ran a red light. Cook County prosecutors say that he was involved in another auto accident before the one that killed the two men. A third passenger who was riding with Taylor and Lawrence sustained critical injuries.

Barbour, 27, is accused of denying offers to drive him to his destination after he left a bar. Other charges against him include driving without insurance, negligent driving, and disregarding a traffic light.

Drunk driving continues to be a leading cause of car crashes in Illinois and throughout the US. Our Chicago car accident lawyers know how hard it is for surviving family members to deal with their loss while attempting to pick up the pieces of their lives. We are here to help our clients with their personal injury and wrongful death recovery.

Just this June, a 24-year-old woman died on Illinois 47 when Oak Lawn resident Joe Olvera crossed the northbound lane to strike their vehicle. Meagan Ahlstrom was 24. Her mother Rebecca sustained permanent injuries from the deadly Illinois car accident.

Olvera was charged with six counts of aggravated DUI. On Tuesday, he pleaded guilty to two counts. He will receive his sentence in December. Olvera faces a maximum 14 years in prison.

Olvera pleads guilty in fatal wreck, Morris Daily Herald, October 9, 2009

Two killed, two injured in Austin neighborhood crash, Chicago Sun-Times, October 3, 2009

Related Web Resources:
Illinois DUI Conviction Penalties

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