A north suburban man is facing DUI charges in a Sunday night crash that claimed the life of his girlfriend near Hyde Park.
Ignacio Soriano-Saldivar, 29, lost control of his 2015 Nissan Rogue about 8:30 p.m. in the 5700 block of South Lake Shore Drive, according to Cook County prosecutors.
The SUV, which was traveling speeding at 90 mph, swerved into the opposite lanes before jumping a curb and slammed into tree, injuring Soriano-Saldivar and 28-year-old Rebecca Bordenaro, who was in the front passenger seat, prosecutors said.
Soriano-Saldivar allegedly didn’t attempt to brake until immediately before the crash.
A witness who saw the crash called 911 and another waited with the couple until paramedics arrived, prosecutors said.
The couple was taken to University of Chicago Medical Center, where Bordenaro was pronounced dead.
Testing showed Soriano-Saldivar’s blood-alcohol content at 0.14 — nearly twice the legal limit of .08, prosecutors said.
He was subsequently charged with driving under the influence causing death.
Soriano-Saldivar was not present at his bail hearing Wednesday as he continued to be treated for his injuries including a pelvic fracture, a Chicago police officer told Judge Susana Ortiz.
Soriano-Saldivar, of Glenview, was previously convicted of misdemeanor DUI in 2014, court records show.
Ortiz ordered Soriano-Saldivar held on $50,000 bail. He is expected back in court on Aug. 24.