Chicago man charged with DUI, reckless homicide in Bedford Park crash that killed 8-year-old

Julian Ocegueda, 8, was one of nine people injured in the crash. He died later at Comer Children’s Hospital

SHARE Chicago man charged with DUI, reckless homicide in Bedford Park crash that killed 8-year-old
police_lights4.png

File photo

A Chicago man was driving under the influence when he crashed into a half-dozen cars stopped at a traffic light in Bedford Park, killing an 8-year-old boy, according to police.

Alfonso R. Lopez, 50, is charged with reckless homicide and DUI in the Sunday evening crash that killed Julian Ocegueda, police said.

Lopez was driving south on Cicero Avenue at 10:30 p.m. when he veered onto northbound State Street, which intersects diagonally with Cicero, police said.

Lopez’s car struck the driver’s side of a car stopped on State Street, injuring 8-year-old Julian inside the car, authorities said. The child was pronounced dead at Comer Children’s Hospital. Three other people in that car were injured but expected to survive.

Lopez’s car continued and hit four other vehicles, injuring nine people total, police said.

Lopez is also charged with improper lane usage, failure to reduce speed, driving without a valid license and driving without proof of insurance.

He was expected to appear for a bond hearing later Wednesday.

The Latest
Antonio DeAngelo still can’t walk long distances or drive, needs help to get dressed, bathe or eat and his speech has been affected. He and his family plan to use part of the money to move to a wheelchair-accessible home.
Although Sneed is told Cardinal Cupich has yet to officially tender his mandatory resignation, do not place a bet on the pope accepting it. Cupich is already one the pope’s key leadership people.
Counsell said he’ll wait at least another turn in the rotation to name his Opening Day starter.
Pensions costs as a percentage of the budget are declining, former state rep. Mark Batinick, a Republican, notes. But he also cautions that much of the money for new spending comes from fixing the pension problem, not ‘budget magic.’
With the No. 9 overall pick, the Bears could be in reach of a top wide receiver — a significant need.