Prison Sentence For Driver In West Chicago Fatal DUI Crash

A December 2014 fatal DUI crash in West Chicago that resulted in the death of Antonio Alvarez, 37, of Warrenville, has been discussed on this site in the following two posts:

While this site typically focus on DuPage County accidents and the civil actions – typically personal injury lawsuits – that accompany injuries stemming from such injuries, this crash is notable in many regards.

Two excerpts from the March 27, 2017 Chicago Tribune article (“Man gets 5-year sentence for fatal DUI crash in West Chicago“) regarding the prison sentence for the driver,¬†Omar Montoya-Medina, 31, of West Chicago:

A West Chicago man who was driving drunk at almost 100 mph when he struck and killed another motorist was sentenced Monday to five years in prison.


Assistant State’s Attorney Demetri Demopoulos asked for a 10-year prison term for Montoya-Medina and said the crash was wholly preventable.

“Once again, drinking and driving has destroyed a family,” the prosecutor said. A blood test taken after the crash showed Montoya-Medina’s blood-alcohol was 0.16 percent, which is double the legal limit, Demopoulos said.

Additional details concerning the fatal accident and its consequnces can be seen in the sources mentioned above.

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