Driver charged with reckless homicide in Lansing crash

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Jaysen Maxie | Cook County sheriff’s office

A mandied early Fridayafter he was struck by a vehicle in south suburban Lansing.

Around 2 a.m. Lansing police were called to the area of 178thand Oakley Avenue for a crash involving a minivan and pedestrian, according to Lansing village spokesman Fabian Newman.

Lonnie Graham, 43, was lying on the side of the road when paramedicsarrived,according to Newman and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Graham, a Lansing resident, was pronounced dead at the scene at 2:25 a.m., authorities said.

The brown Chevrolet Venture minivan driven by 22-year-old Jaysen Maxie was towed from the scene, Newman said. Officers spoke with Maxie, also a Lansing resident, who remained atthe scene after the crash.

Maxiewas taken to a hospital where it was confirmed his blood alcohol concentration was above the legal limit, authorities said. He was charged with reckless homicide and aggravated DUI.

After further investigation the Cook County state’s attorney office charged Maxie with reckless homicide and aggravated driving under the influence, Newman said.

He was ordered held without bond at a Sunday hearing and is due in court again March 14, according to the Cook County sheriff’s office

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