A West Chicago woman was charged with drunk driving after the vehicle she was driving was involved in an accident in Oswego that killed her passenger, police said today.
The accident happened at 12:02 a.m Sunday in the 5000 block of Minkler Road in Kendall County, police said.
Kristen M. Leonard, 31, of High Lake Avenue in West Chicago, was driving the vehicle when it struck a guardrail on the shoulder of the road, police said.
The accident killed Jason B. Callahan, 38, of Yorkville. Callahan owned the vehicle but was a passenger at the time and was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.
Leonard was taken to Rush-Copley Medical Center for treatment. She is expected to be moved to the Kendall County Jail upon her release, police said.
She was charged with aggravated driving under the influence resulting in a death, aggravated driving under the influence causing great bodily harm, improper lane usage and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, police said. Oswego police are investigating.Copyright © 2015, RedEye