Woman charged with fatal DUI crash in University Village

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Jayalim Ford | Chicago Police photo

A 19-year-old woman has been charged with driving under the influence and causing a rollover crash early Monday that killed one person and injured another in the University Village neighborhood.

Officers responded about 2:35 a.m. and found a Nissan Altima on its hood with significant damage in the 1000 block of West Roosevelt, according to Chicago Police.

Eugena Walker, 18, was found lying in the street nearby, and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. She lived on the Near West Side.

An autopsy Monday found she died of multiple injuries from a motor vehicle striking a fixed object, the medical examiner’s office said. Her death was ruled an accident.

Two other people were taken in serious-to-critical condition to Stroger Hospital, said Chicago Fire Department Chief Juan Hernandez.

Jayalim Ford, of the West Town neighborhood, was arrested and charged with one felony count of aggravated DUI crash causing death, police said.

Ford’s bond was set at $500,000 during a hearing Wednesday, according to Cook County sheriff’s office records. Her next court appearance was scheduled for Oct. 2.

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