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Bolingbrook man faces reckless homicide charge in crash that killed woman in Lombard

Richard Kennedy allegedly crossed over solid lane markings on Route 53 into oncoming traffic before striking Dulce Olivia Avila-Adame, prosecutors said.

Alexavier Fuentes was arrested in August 2018 in Aurora.
Charges have been filed in a June 22, 2020, fatal crash in Lombard.
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A driver from Bolingbrook was allegedly speeding on wet pavement Monday when he crashed head-on into a 28-year-old woman driving in Lombard.

Richard Kennedy, 54, faces a county of reckless homicide in connection to the June 22 crash that killed Dulce Olivia Avila-Adame, according to the DuPage County state’s attorney’s office.

Kennedy allegedly crossed over solid lane markings on Route 53 at Hill Avenue into oncoming traffic before striking Avila-Adame, prosecutors and Lombard police said.

Avila-Adame, 28, lived in Villa Park, according to DuPage County Coroner Richard Jorgensen.

Kennedy remains hospitalized due to the crash, prosecutors said. A DuPage County judge on Wednesday issued a $50,000 arrest warrant for Kennedy.

“It is alleged that Mr. Kennedy’s reckless actions caused a head-on collision that took the life of Dulce Olivia Avila-Adame,” State’s Attorney Robert Berlin said in a statement. “I would like to take this opportunity to remind the motoring public to please be careful, be patient and obey all rules of the road when driving.”

Kennedy also faces a misdemeanor count of speeding more than 35 mph over the limit and driving too fast for conditions, according to court records.