Burr Ridge Driver Faces Aggravated DUI Charge in Wrong-Way Fatal Crash
Nicholas Puccinelli, 19, was charged Wednesday with aggravated DUI, according to the Cook County Sheriff's office. A 64-year-old Orland Park man was killed in the Palos Township crash on Tuesday.
A 19-year-old Burr Ridge man has been charged with aggravated DUI in Tuesday's crash that killed an Orland Park man.
Nicholas Puccinelli had a blood-alcohol level three times the legal limit when the 2002 GMC Denali he was driving southbound in the northbound lane of La Grange Road struck a 2002 Nissan Sentra head-on near 105th Street, according to the Cook County Sheriff's Office. He was charged on Wednesday.
The driver of the Sentra, a 64-year-old Orland Park man, was pronounced dead Tuesday at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, according to Cook County. He was reportedly on his way to work at 3:10 a.m. when he was hit by the Denali.
Puccinelli also was treated at Advocate Christ Medical Center, where he was arrested by Cook County Sheriff's police. He is set to appear at 9 a.m. Thursday in Bridgeview bond court.