(BRIDGEVIEW) A man charged with DUI in connection with a southwest suburban crash that killed a 94-year-old woman has been ordered held on a $750,000 bond.
Patrick O’Connor, 29, is charged with aggravated DUI for the crash on Archer Avenue near 107th Street in unincorporated Lemont, according to a statement from the Cook County sheriff’s office.
O’Connor was driving a 2002 Mercury Sable westbound about 1:45 p.m. Friday when his vehicle crossed into eastbound traffic and struck a 2011 Subaru Outback, sheriff’s police said.
Brookfield resident Lillian Linduska, 94, was in the passenger seat of the Subaru, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. She was taken to an area hospital where she later died.
Both O’Connor and the driver the Subaru, a 66-year-old Downers Grove woman, were treated for minor injuries, police said.
Authorities claim O’Connor had consumed alcohol and had been administered methadone earlier that day.
He was also cited for driving too fast for conditions, failure to reduce speed, DUI and crossing the median, police said.
O’Connor, of Justice, was ordered held on a $750,000 bond at a hearing Sunday, police said. He will next appear in court April 14 at the Bridgeview Courthouse.
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