Posted On: April 12, 2010 by Steven J. Malman

Alcohol May Have Been Factor in Barrington Hills Car Accident that Killed Two People

Drunk driving is a senseless way to die and/or cause serious injuries to others. Unfortunately, thousands of people are killed in drunk driving accidents every year.

Just last Thursday, a Lake County, Illinois car accident on Route 68 in Barrington Hills claimed the lives of two people. Police believe alcohol may have been a factor.

According to authorities, at around 4:15 pm, a 2004 Nissan Maxima headed east on Route 67 crossed the solid yellow line and drove head-on into a 2002 Buick LeSabre. Both the driver of the Nissan, 24-year-old North Aurora resident Oscar Arce, and the driver of the Buick, 84-year-old Sarah Yaple, were pronounced dead at a Hoffman Estates hospital. Arce’s older Brother, 25-year-old Eloy Arce, was listed in fair condition on Thursday night. The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office, Arce and Yaple both died from multiple car accident injuries.

Court records report that Oscar Arce had a record of previous driving offenses, including disregarding a traffic control device, failure to obey a stop sign, squealing/screeching tires, and failure to display/carry a license.

On Saturday, three people were injured and one person was killed in a Crystal Lake car accident. Drunk driving also may have been a contributing factor.

The catastrophic Illinois car crash happened right before midnight when the driver of a 2001 Pontiac Trans Am lost control of his vehicle, crashing into a 1994 Jeep Cherokee. Both vehicles ended going off the road.

24-year-old Schaumburg resident Vanessa Toby died from her injuries. Three people were transported to hospitals. The Jeep’s driver and a passenger were examined at the crash site before they were released.

1 killed, 3 hurt in Crystal Lake crash, Chicago Tribune, April 11, 2010

84-year-old crash victim 'did everything for other people', Daily Herald, April 9, 2010

Two dead in Barrington Hills alcohol-fueled crash, Pioneer Local, April 9, 2010

2 dead, 1 injured in Barrington Hills crash, ABC Local, April 9, 2010

Related Web Resources:
Drunk Driving, Chicago Tribune, April 12, 2010

Impaired Driving, CDC

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