Mokena Man Charged in Double-Fatal DUI: UPDATED
Joseph Slattery, 25, has been charged with six counts of aggravated driving under the influence, Sun-Times Media is reporting.
Update: According to the Illinois Victim Notification System, Joseph Slattery bonded out of the Will County Jail before 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30. His next court date is Sept. 19.
Joseph Slattery, 25, of Mokena, had drugs and alcohol in his system and a 1-year-old in his car when he crashed into an oncoming car Sunday night, killing two senior citizens, according to a report by Sun-Times Media.
According to the Sun-Times report, Slattery was driving a 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier south on U.S. 45 near Peotone with a 24-year-old female and a 1-year-old male passenger on Sunday. Shortly before 8 p.m., he crossed the center line and crashed head-on into a northbound 2004 Cavalier, the report said.
Margaret Simons, 72, of Rolling Meadows, was pronounced dead at the scene shortly before 10 p.m., the Will County Coroner's Office said.
According to the Sun-Times report, Simons' 92-year-old passenger, Suzanne Thomson, was pronounced dead at Provena St. Mary’s Hospital in Kankakee. Another 42-year-old passenger suffered serious, non-life-threatening injuries, an officer said.
The Will County State's Attorney's Office could not be immediately reached for comment Monday night.
Illinois State Police are investigating.
This story will be updated as it develops.