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$1 million bail for man charged with fatal Robbins crash

A Lynwood man accused of drag racing and crashing into a minivan, killing two parents and injuring their three children, was ordered held on $1 million bail Sunday.

Craig Stevenson, 41, was charged with reckless homicide in the crash Thursday evening in a residential neighborhood in Robbins.

Stevenson allegedly was behind the wheel of a Nissan Altima racing another car north on Central Park Avenue when both cars blew a stop sign and collided with a minivan heading west at the intersection with 137th Street.

Craig Stevenson | Cook County sheriff's office

Craig Stevenson | Cook County sheriff’s office

Douglas McGrew, 25, of Robbins, who allegedly drove the other car involved in the drag race – a Buick Regal – was also charged with reckless homicide but did not appear in court Sunday because he remained hospitalized. McGrew was also charged with two counts of aggravated DUI.

The minivan’s 43-year-old driver, Cherise Davis-Jones, and her 59-year-old husband, Less Jones – both of the 13400 block of South Hamlin in Robbins – were pronounced dead within hours of the crash.

Their three children in the back seat — ages 6, 7 and 8 — suffered injuries ranging from bruises to a broken leg, police said.

Stevenson is scheduled to appear in court again Tuesday.