Wrong-way driver charged with DUI in fatal Bishop Ford crash

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One person was killed and two others were injured in a wrong-way crash early Saturday on the Bishop Ford Freeway in Dolton. | Network Video Productions

Thewrong-way driver in a fatal crash Saturday morning on the Bishop Ford Freeway in south suburban Dolton has been charged with DUI.

Derrick Williams, 44, of Dolton, was charged with one count of aggravated DUI, according to Illinois State police.

Williams was driving in aKia Borrego SUV headed north in the southbound lanes of I-94 about 2:30 a.m. when the car crash head-on into a Saturn that was southbound near 147th Street, according to Illinois State Police.

Two men in the Saturn were taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, state police said.

The passenger, 27-year-old Francisco Sotelo Juarez, was later pronounced dead, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. He lived in the 1000 block of Emerald Avenue in Chicago Heights.

TheSaturn’s driver, a 34-year-old man who also lives in Chicago Heights, was listed in serious condition.

Williamswas taken to Franciscan St. Margaret Health in Hammond, Ind., with minor injuries, according to police.

One person was killed and two others were injured in a wrong-way crash early Saturday on the Bishop Ford Freeway in Dolton. | Network Video Productions

One person was killed and two others were injured in a wrong-way crash early Saturday on the Bishop Ford Freeway in Dolton. | Network Video Productions

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