Man charged with DUI for Aurora crash that left woman seriously injured

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A 32-year-old man has been charged with DUI for a head-on crash Saturday night in west suburban Aurora.

Jesus Quintanilla was charged with DUI; and cited for driving on a revoked license, improper lane usage, not wearing a seat belt and failure to reduce speed to avoid a crash, according to a statement from Aurora police.

Quintanilla was driving his 2006 Mercedes R350 northbound on Route 31 near West Indian Trail Road about 7:45 p.m. when he went into the southbound lanes and hit a 2008 Chrysler Sebring head-on, police said.

The force of the crash pushed the Sebring backwards into a 2011 Ford Edge, police said.

The Mercedes was on fire when officers arrived. Quintanilla was pulled from the car and taken to an Aurora hospital with critical but non-life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the Sebring, a 42-year-old Aurora woman, was extricated from her vehicle and initially taken to an Aurora hospital, police said. She was later taken to another suburban hospital for serious but not life-threatening injuries.

Neither the driver of the Ford nor his passenger were injured.

Route 31 was closed for about five hours after the crash. Police said additional charges against Quintanilla are possible.

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