Friday, September 7, 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…
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Driver cited for DUI while law enforcement officials and Lake County State’s Attorney continue investigation.
The driver in the Highland Park crash Monday in the 700 block of Central Avenue which left Jaclyn Santos-Sacramento, 5, of Highland Park, dead was charged today with driving under the influence “of an intoxicating compound or combination of intoxicating compounds,” according to a news release from Highland Park City Manager David Knapp. Carly Rousso, 18, of Highland Park was charged based on the evidence obtained and analyzed so far with any additional counts based on a further investigation, according to the release. Earlier: No Charges Yet in Highland Park Fatal Accident After the crash, Highland Park “police officers at the scene made observations of the driver consistent with possible impairment,” according to the release. Rousso was …
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
A car struck a family on Central Avenue on Labor Day afternoon, killing a 5-year-old Highland Park resident and injuring her mother and two brothers in what Mayor Nancy Rotering is calling 'a parent's worst nightmare.'
A 5-year-old was killed when a vehicle drove onto a sidewalk as she was walking with her mother and two brothers on Central Avenue in Highland Park on Monday afternoon. The girl was with her 25-year-old mother and her 4-year-old and 2-year-old brothers, all of whom were also injured when a car jumped the curb on the north side of the 700 block of Central Avenue and plowed into them, according to a news release issued by the Highland Park Police Department. Five-year-old Jaclyn Santos-Sacramento was taken to Evanston Hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 5 p.m. She lived in the 900 block of Deerfield Road, according to Highland Park News. Her brothers and mother were taken to Highland Park Hospital. The boys are expected to be treated …
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
The 8-year-old was about to finish second grade.
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Tuesday, May 22, 2012
The identity of the boy killed in yesterday's crash in Skokie has been released. He is 8-year-old Carter Vo, a second-grader. He was riding his bicycle on the sidewalk when one of the cars in a three-car accident hit him, according to CBS Local.com Skokie police were still on scene at 7:30 p.m. Monday investigating the aftermath of the incident that happened near Main Street and St. Louis Avenue in Skokie, about 20 or 30 yards from John Middleton Elementary School. The preliminary investigation suggests that a van traveling southbound on St. Louis Avenue attempting to turn eastbound on Main Street struck a sedan traveling eastbound on Main Street, police said. After striking the sedan the driver lost control and struck Carter Vo on the…