Leaving the scene of an accident occurs for various reasons. Often, the driver is intoxicated or otherwise impaired, and doesn’t want to face the consequences associated with driving while impaired. If the accident has caused injuries and/or death, leaving the scene of an accident – often referred to as a “hit & run” – occurs in many instances.
There was a Downers Grove fatal accident allegedly involving a driver leaving the scene of an accident on October 6, 2018. According to police, at the time of the crash the man was speeding, and the man lost control of the vehicle. As is often the case where a vehicle leaves the roadway, the car struck a fixed object (a tree.)
An excerpt regarding this DuPage County fatal car crash, from the Downers Grove Patch article of October 11, 2018 titled “DUI Crash Splits Car, Kills Woman In Downers Grove: Cops“:
A Westmont man is facing felony charges after a collision in Downers Grove that left a woman dead early Saturday. Onecimo Vazquez-Valazquez, 30 , of the 300 block of Naperville Road has been charged with aggravated DUI causing death and leaving the scene of an accident in the collision that killed his passenger, Annajeane Dewey near the intersection of Fairview and 55th.
Police say Vazquez-Valazquez was driving north on Fairview at a “high rate of speed” when he tried to pass a car and lost control of the vehicle he was driving. Vazquez-Valazquez then struck a tree, which caused the car to split in half and kill Dewey on impact.
Additional details regarding this Downers Grove fatal car crash that allegedly involved the driver leaving the scene of an accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above as well as the mysuburbanlife.com article of October 12 titled “Westmont man charged in DUI crash that killed passenger, split car in half.”