An Antioch boy and a Lindenhurst girl were killed in a car accident on the evening of the Presidents Day holiday.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
A two car crash occurred at Route 41 and Old Elm Road on Wednesday.
The information below comes from the Lake Forest Police Department. A two car crash occurred at Route 41 and Old Elm Road on Wednesday, according to the Lake Forest Police Department. A car turning left from westbound Old Elm to southbound Route 41 was struck by a second car going northbound on Route 41. The northbound car disobeyed the red light on Route 41 at Old Elm, witnessess told the Lake Forest Police. The driver, a 27 year-old male from Chicago, was cited for disobeying a red light. The turning driver, a 68 year-old male from Lake Forest, was transported by Lake Forest Fire Department paramedics to Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital with what are believed to be minor injuries. Both vehicles were towed due to damage.
Thursday, October 4, 2012
A grand jury has charged the 18-year-old Highland Park resident who drove into a family on Labor Day, killing a 5-year-old girl, with reckless homicide and aggravated DUI.
A grand jury has indicted the 18-year-old who drove into a Highland Park family on Central Avenue on Labor Day, killing a 5-year-old girl, on aggravated driving under the influence of an intoxicating compound and reckless homicide, according to the Lake County State's Attorney. Jaclyn Santos-Sacramento: The Story So Far Highland Park resident Carly Rousso was driving eastbound on Central Avenue on Labor Day afternoon when she drifted across the road and into the sidewalk, hitting 25-year-old Modesta Sacramento and her three children. Jaclyn Santos-Sacramento, 5, was killed. Toxicology reports indicate that the compound Difluoroethane was detected in Rousso's blood, which is found in a commercial cleaning product uncovered in Rousso's car…
Sunday, September 23, 2012
On Labor Day, an 18-year-old Highland Park resident drove a car into a Highland Park mother, her two sons and her 5-year-old daughter, who died soon after. Here's what happened next.
On Labor Day, an 18-year-old Highland Park resident drove a Lexus coupe into the sidewalk on the 700 block of Central Avenue. The car struck a 25-year-old Highland Park mother as well as her two sons and her 5-year-old daughter, Jaclyn Santos-Sacramento, who died soon after, at Evanston Hospital. The community has been reeling ever since. The driver, Carly Rousso, was arrested and charged with driving under the influence. Meanwhile, residents in Highland Park and Highwood have worked together to raise over $60,000 for Jaclyn's family and to organize a memorial walk that brought out hundreds of people. Here's Patch's coverage on this tragedy so far. Keep checking back as more gets reported. Parents Seek Damages in 5-Year-Old's Death The …
Thursday, September 13, 2012
The Lake County State's Attorney's Office says 18-year-old Carly Rousso was high off of "canned air," and may have passed out behind the wheel before crashing into a mother and her three children, killing a 5-year-old girl.
Here's how Ken LaRue, the Lake County State's Attorney's Traffic Division chief, envisions what happened on Central Avenue on Labor Day: Eighteen-year-old Carly Rousso was driving a Lexus coupe eastbound in Highland Park. Either before she started driving or once she was underway, she grabbed the canister of dusting spray she'd brought along, put it to her nose, pushed down the nozzle and inhaled. She was instantly filled with a euphoric sensation brought on by a chemical compound in the spray called difluoroethane. Commonly referred to as "huffing," inhaling this compound and others like it causes asyphyxiation that users get high from. "At some point," LaRue said, "she passed out." She didn't stop the car as it drifted, first across the …
Monday, September 10, 2012
An attorney argues that the appearance of favoritism and the apparent hush-hush coverage will probably make no difference in the criminal prosecution of the 18-year-old who drove into a family, killing a 5-year-old, last Monday.
By William Peacock, Esq. Is Carly Rousso being treated differently in an alleged DUI crash that killed a little girl? Or perhaps a better question is: Will Rousso's apparently privileged upbringing even make a difference? Jaclyn Santos-Sacramento: The Story So Far Sure, things seem to be going a little easier so far for Rousso, the 18-year-old daughter of two prominent North Shore residents. Initial reports about the death of 5-year-old Jaclyn Santos-Sacramento indicated only that a car drove up on a sidewalk and struck her, her brothers, and her mother. There was no mention of possible alcohol or drug involvement. And yes, it did take until Wednesday night, after a lot of complaining by a local Hispanic-community activist and the mayor of…
Saturday, September 8, 2012
Over 600 people came out to honor the memory of the 5-year-old Highland Park girl who was killed on Monday when she, her mother and two brothers were hit by a car on Central Avenue.
Over 600 people walked on Thursday from the Highwood Metra Station to the Central Avenue block in Highland Park where, on Labor Day, 5-year-old Jaclyn Santos-Sacramento was killed when a car crashed into her and her mother and two brothers. Organized by Jasmen Colon and her friend Tatiana Alonso-Melchor, the peaceful walk brought out Highwood and Highland Park politicians like mayors Charlie Pecaro and Nancy Rotering, as well as people from both communities and some that came from Waukegan, North Chicago and even Indiana. Colon said she felt grateful that so many had taken the time to show their support. "We can do strong things together," she said. "We're hoping [Jaclyn's family] can get through this and know everyone is here for them." …
Thursday, September 6, 2012
The Highland Park 18-year-old who drove into a family, killing a 5-year-old girl, was cited with driving under the influence shortly after the crash on Monday. Why wasn't her name disclosed to the public until Wednesday evening?
The 18-year-old Highland Park resident who drove her car into a mother and three children, killing 5-year-old Jaclyn Santos-Sacramento, was cited with a DUI shortly after the crash on Monday, two days before her name was released, according to the Lake County States' Attorney's office. The driver's identity was not revealed on Monday because charges had not been filed yet, according to a news release sent out Monday afternoon by the Highland Park Police Department. On Wednesday evening, a news release from the Highland Park City Manager's office identified the driver as Carly Rousso and said she'd been cited with "driving under the influence of an intoxicating compound or combination of intoxicating compounds in connection with protocols …
Hundreds of community members will meet at the Highwood Metra Station tonight and walk to the Central Avenue block where 5-year-old Jaclyn Santos-Sacramento was killed Monday when a car drove into her, her mother and two brothers.
A memorial walk has been scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday to commemorate Jaclyn Santos-Sacramento, the 5-year-old girl who was killed on Labor Day on Central Avenue in Highland Park when a car plowed into her, her mother and her two brothers. The walk will begin at Highwood's Metra Station and will go to the 700 block of Central Avenue, where Jaclyn was walking on Monday afternoon moments before a Lexus coupe drove onto the sidewalk and into her and her family. The driver, an 18-year-old Highland Park resident, was charged Wednesday with driving under the influence. Nearly 600 people have RSVPed to the walk on Facebook, including Highland Park Mayor Nancy Rotering. "I'm a member of the community and I'm looking for an opportunity to start …
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Toilet falls off flatbed and lands motorcyclist with a broken ankle.
A motorcyclist ended up in the hospital Monday morning when he hit a stainless steel urinal on the Edens Expressway just past the Lake Cook Road southbound exit. The urinal fell off a flatbed truck headed southbound on the Edens in the middle lane. According to police, at 6:35 a.m. the motorcyclist switched from the left lane to the middle and struck the urinal laying in the road, causing him to fall off his motorcycle. He suffered a broken left ankle and was transported to Evanston Hospital. The flatbed truck driver was cited with failure to secure load and is scheduled to appear in court on Oct. 26. To get more updates on Highland Park news, "Like" Highland Park Patch on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.