Driver in last month’s fatal crash charged with reckless homicide

Julia Jacobs, City Editor

The driver in a car crash that killed an Evanston resident last month was charged Wednesday with reckless homicide, adding to previous charges for driving under the influence of alcohol, police said.

The 42-year-old Evanston woman crashed her car Sept. 27 at about 2:20 a.m. into multiple parked vehicles in the 1700 block of Dodge Avenue, causing her car to roll over. Lamart Bailey, a 45-year-old passenger in the car, died after being transported to Evanston Hospital. Bailey was an Evanston resident and a U.S. Army Veteran.

The driver, Monica Wallace, was charged two days after the crash with one felony count of aggravated DUI in addition to a misdemeanor for driving under the influence and four traffic-related citations. Following the results of a crash investigation, Wallace was indicted Wednesday before a grand jury at the Circuit Court of Cook County for one count of reckless homicide in addition to the aggravated DUI, police said.

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