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Man gets three years for DUI crash that killed girlfriend

A Chicago man was sentenced to three years in prison Monday for an alcohol-involved crash that killed his girlfriend on the West Side in 2013.

Andrew L. Jones, 35, pleaded guilty to three counts of aggravated DUI and one count of reckless homicide at a hearing before Judge William Hooks, who handed down the sentence, court records show.

Jones was driving a 1998 four-door Saturn south on Western Avenue about 2:15 a.m. Feb. 23, 2013, when he lost control and hit a viaduct near 16th Street, police said at the time.

The force of the crash split the car in half, leaving the passenger’s side completely exposed, police said. His girlfriend, 26-year-old Cicero resident Chantelle Jones, was a passenger in the vehicle and died three hours after the crash.

Authorities said alcohol was a factor in the wreck. Police said at the time that Jones was also driving with a suspended license and without insurance.

Jones, of the 700 block of West 17th Street, will receive credit for more than two years spent in jail since his arrest.