Man charged with DUI, reckless homicide in fatal DeKalb crash

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A St. Charles man has been charged with DUI and reckless homicide in a crash that left an 18-year-old dead Tuesday in DeKalb.

The four-vehicle crash involving a 2001 Chevrolet Silverado, a 1995 Ford F-150, a 2000 Ford Taurus and a 2002 Hyundai Elantra happened at 7:18 p.m. on Illinois Route 38 east of Peace Road, according to the DeKalb County sheriff’s office.

The driver of the Taurus, 18-year-old Johnathon R. Ode of DeKalb, was killed, the sheriff’s office said.

John A. Yanni III, 25, of St. Charles, who was driving the Chevy, was charged with two counts of aggravated DUI and one count of reckless homicide, the sheriff’s office said.

Yanni was taken to Kishwaukee Hospital in DeKalb to be treated for his injuries before being transferred to the DeKalb County Jail, where he’s being held on $1 million bail.

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