(WHEATON) A southwest suburban man was ordered held on a $500,000 bond Tuesday on charges that he was drunk when he crashed his vehicle into a tree, killing one passenger and severely injuring another.
Luis Jimenez, 22, of Bolingbrook is charged with aggravated DUI involving death, according to a statement from the DuPage County State’s Attorney’s office. Judge Elizabeth Sexton set bond at $500,000 Tuesday.
Prosecutors say Jimenez left a friend’s house in Wheaton after an evening of drinking to go for the joy ride about 2 a.m. Saturday. He was driving at a “high rate of speed” eastbound at the northbound curve on Sheffield Street in Wheaton when he lost control and the vehicle crashed into a tree.
The front-seat passenger in the vehicle, 24-year-old Sean T. Hurley, of Wheaton, died on the scene, according to the statement and the DuPage County Coroner’s office.
Jimenez and a rear-seat passenger, who was severely injured, were taken to a hospital for treatment, according to the statement.
Jimenez was released from the hospital Monday afternoon and immediately taken into custody, according to the statement. He is next scheduled to appear in court June 2.