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Alcohol, speed and drugs blamed for fatal Lake County crash

Authorities in Lake County say high speed, alcohol and hydrocodone were behind a wrong-way accident that killed a woman one day after her wedding. An investigation of the January fatal car accident by Lincolnshire police produced charges by state prosecutors in mid-May.

Aurora driver who fled fatal pedestrian crash gets jail

The defendant was two years younger when he made a decision that would land him in jail. The young Elmhurst man was driving in the dark two years ago and caused a fatal pedestrian accident. Rather than try to aid the critically injured pedestrian or wait for police or medical personnel to arrive, the driver fled the scene.

Truck Driver Fatigue Can Cause Serious Accidents

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), commercial truck accidents lead to 5000 fatalities and 150,000 injuries annually on U.S. streets and highways. Almost 25 percent of passenger deaths involve a large truck in the crash. These are alarming statistics, especially considering the role of driver fatigue in many truck accidents.

Supervision, service, counseling set for Naperville DUI driver

The penalties and fines associated with a first drunk driving conviction are meant to repay a debt to society, deter a defendant from repeating the offense and help the accused get help for a possible addiction. There is no way to undo the permanent losses created in a fatal car accident but some DUI drivers have the chance to make amends, if victims survive the drunk driver's negligence.

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