Drunk Driver Allegedly Caused Fatal Burr Road Crash

Kane County DUI Crash

Drunk driver crashes continue to be a traffic safety issue.  Often, the impairment of the drunk driver leads to a loss of vehicle control, which in turn leads to a crash.  This loss of control is more likely to happen if the vehicle is traveling at excessive speed.

In the October 6, 2017 post (“Fatal Car Crash On Burr Road Near St. Charles, Illinois“) a fatal car crash was discussed.  Recently, additional information concerning this crash has been made public, and the crash allegedly involved a drunk driver.

The accident and subsequent charges is discussed in the Kane County Connects article of December 11, 2018 titled “Geneva Man Pleads Guilty in 2017 DUI Crash That Killed Nicholas Hanson.”  Two excerpts:

Twenty-year-old Raphael P. Peruzza pleaded guilty on Dec. 6 to the offense of aggravated DUI causing death, Class 2 felony.


Kane County Assistant State’s Attorney Lori Anderson stated in court that at about 2:20 a.m. Oct. 6, 2017, Peruzza was driving a black Jeep southbound on Burr Road in unincorporated St. Charles Township. Nicholas Hanson was riding in the front passenger seat.

The jeep was traveling at a high rate of speed when it left the roadway, went airborne and crashed into a group of trees. Peruzza got out of the car, as the car began to burn, leaving Hanson behind.

The investigation revealed that Peruzza’s blood-alcohol concentration was more than 0.08 percent. Peruzza admitted to police that he had been drinking alcohol just before driving.

Additional Details Regarding This Crash Involving A Drunk Driver

Additional details regarding this fatal crash involving a drunk driver can be seen in the sources mentioned above.  


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