Man charged with DUI in fatal Bishop Ford crash

Armando Jesus Bahena, 19, is charged with aggravated DUI causing death for the fiery crash Aug. 3 in the southbound lanes of I-94 at Sibley Boulevard.

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A person died after being hit by a semitrailer July 27, 2020, in Logan Square.

A man is charged with DUI for a fiery crash that killed two people Aug. 3, 2019, on the Bishop Ford Freeway near Sibley Boulevard in Dolton.

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A driver has been charged with DUI for a crash that killed two people and injured three others over the weekend on the Bishop Ford Freeway in south suburban Dolton.

Armando Jesus Bahena, 19, is charged with aggravated DUI causing death for the crash Aug. 3 in the southbound lanes of I-94 at Sibley Boulevard, according to Illinois State Police.

Bahena was driving a black 1999 Chevrolet Impala at 2:23 a.m. when it was involved in a crash with a Jeep SUV and a semitrailer, state police said. The semi veered off the road and crashed into the concrete bridge support at Sibley, where it went up in flames.

Armando Jesus Bahena

Armando Jesus Bahena

Illinois State Police

Both the driver and passenger of the semitrailer were pronounced dead on the scene, state police said.

Their ages and genders are not known and they remain unidentified, according to state police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Bahena and the 24-year-old driver of the Jeep were both taken to hospitals for treatment, state police said. A passenger the Jeep was also transported. None of their injuries were believed to be life threatening.

In addition to the felony DUI charge, Bahena was also charged with a misdemeanor count of possession of liquor by a minor, according to Cook County court records. He was also cited for multiple traffic violations including DUI, street racing, improper lane usage and failure to reduce speed.

Judge Luciano Panici ordered Bahena held on $100,000 bail during a hearing Tuesday, according to court records. His next court date was set for Aug. 26.

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