Driver Charged With DUI Following Fatal Elgin Car Crash

Kane County Car Crash Leads To DUI Charge

There was a fatal car crash Friday afternoon (January 26, 2018) in Elgin.  The driver of the car was later charged with DUI.

According to information provided by the Elgin Police Department, the single-car crash happened at approximately 2:00 p.m. at the intersection of Larkin and Highland Avenues.

After the crash, both the driver and a passenger walked away from the accident scene.  However, the passenger died from his accident injuries after later being taken to Presence St. Joseph Hospital in Elgin.

An excerpt regarding the driver and the DUI charge, from the January 27, 2018 The Courier-News article titled “Passenger walks away from Elgin car crash, but later dies; driver charged with DUI“:

Jose C. DeLaTorre, 53, of the first block of North Jackson Avenue in Elgin, was charged with felony aggravated driving under the influence resulting in a death, felony aggravated driving under the influence and a misdemeanor count of driving an uninsured vehicle with bodily harm, according to Elgin police.

The accident remains under investigation.

Additional Details Regarding This Fatal Kane County Car Crash

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Kane County car accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above as well as the January 27 Daily Herald article titled “Elgin man charged with aggravated DUI in fatal Friday crash.”


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