Chicago Police Charge Andrew Jones with Reckless Homicide After Crash That Killed His Girlfriend

Chicago Police Charged Andrew Jones with Reckless Homicide After Crash That Killed His Girlfriend
Chicago policed wasted no time charging motorist Andrew Jones with Aggravated DUI/Accidental Death, Reckless Homicide, Driving on a suspended license and Driving a vehicle with no insurance.
The 33-year-old resident of W. 17th St., Chicago, was involved in a fatal traffic crash that killed his girlfriend on Saturday, February 23, 2013 at the 1600 blk. of S. WESTERN.
The charges amount to two felonies and two mistermeaners according to police News Affairs.
Jone’s girlfriend, 26-year-old Chantelle Jones, was was a passenger in a 1998 4-door Saturn traveling southbound about 2:15 a.m. when the driver lost control and hit a viaduct on South Western Avenue, police News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli said.

According to police and the Cook County Medical Examiner Jone’s girlfriend, of the 1200 block of South 56th Court in Cicero, died at approximately 5:30 a.m. Saturday from injuries she suffered in the crash, .

The force of the crash split the car in half, leaving the passenger side of the vehicle completely exposed, police said.

Paramedics found Jones lying on the ground next to the wreck, says officer Mirabelli.

She was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where she later died, he concluded.

Jones, who was driving, was treated at Mount Sinai Hospital and released into police custody, Mirabelli said. Police believe alcohol was a factor in the crash.

Jones is scheduled to appear in bond court Monday.

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