$1 million bail for second man charged with fatal Robbins drag racing crash

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Douglas McGrew (left), Craig Stevenson | Cook County sheriff’s office

The second man accused of drag racing and crashing into a minivan, killing two parents and injuring their three children, was ordered held on $1 million bail Tuesday.

Douglas McGrew, a 25-year-old Robbins man, had been hospitalized after the Thursday evening crash in a residential neighborhood of the south suburb, according to Robbins police.

McGrew faces reckless homicide charges along with 41-year-old Lynwood resident Craig Stevenson, whose bail also was set at $1 million at a Sunday hearing.

Stevenson allegedly was behind the wheel of a Nissan Altima racing McGrew’s Buick Regal north on Central Park Avenue when both cars blew a stop sign and collided with a minivan heading west at the intersection with 137th Street, Cook County prosecutors said.

The minivan’s 43-year-old driver, Cherise Davis-Jones, and her 59-year-old husband, Less Jones – both of the 13400 block of South Hamlin in Robbins – were pronounced dead within hours of the crash.

Their three children in the back seat — ages 6, 7 and 8 — suffered injuries ranging from bruises to a broken leg, police said.

McGrew was also charged with two counts of aggravated DUI. He appeared in court Tuesday, where his bond was set at $1 million, according to the Cook County sheriff’s office.

Both men are due back in court Sept. 18.

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