Driver charged in fatal 2018 Beach Park crash

Gabriel Flores, 21, was “distracted by an electronic device” when he veered into oncoming traffic and struck a 2014 Kia Forte head-on, the Lake County sheriff’s office said.

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Gabriel Flores, 21, was charged Oct. 2, 2019, for his role in an August 2018 crash in north suburban Beach Park.

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A Park City man was charged with multiple felonies Wednesday for his role in a fatal August 2018 crash in north suburban Beach Park.

Gabriel Flores, 21, was “distracted by an electronic device” when he veered into oncoming traffic and struck a 2014 Kia Forte head-on, the Lake County sheriff’s office said. Stephanie Rojas, the 26-year-old driver of the Kia, was pronounced dead a day after the crash, and two young children in the car were injured as well.

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Gabriel Flores

Lake County sheriff’s office

Flores was charged with four counts of reckless homicide, eight counts of aggravated reckless driving causing great bodily harm and one count of aggravated use of an electronic device while driving, the sheriff’s office said.

Flores is being held on $500,000 bond, the sheriff’s office said.

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