Arrest Made in Crash That Killed Frankfort Teen

Police say a 21-year-old Lemont man's high-speed reckless driving caused the crash that took the life of Frankfort's Julie Gorczynski.

Police accused a Lemont man of driving too fast and causing a traffic accident that resulted in the death of Frankfort teen Julie Gorczynski.

Lukasz Marszalek, 21, of the 19W000 block of Hillcrest Lane in Lemont, was charged with one count of aggravated reckless driving, a Class 4 felony. Orland Park Police’s traffic division reconstructed the accident and concluded that Marszalek was speeding and caused the accident, according to a release from .

No evidence of alcohol or drug use was discovered after toxicology tests were performed on both Marszalek and the driver of the vehicle in which Gorczynski was riding, police Sgt. Scott Malmborg said Wednesday.

Gorczynski, 17, was declared dead after she was . Earlier in the evening, Gorczynski was riding in a Jeep Cherokee that was turning north on to 88th Avenue from 135th Street, when the vehicle was struck by a Mazda driven by .

Police determined that Marszalek was driving at least 76 m.p.h. as a result of the crash reconstruction, Malmborg said.

Marszalek’s bail was set at $150,000 after a hearing Wednesday morning. He is scheduled to be in court next on Sept. 19.

Gorczynski, one of six children, had just graduated from .

“Who would know that she'd graduate on one Friday and die on the next Friday?”

Amanda Jo Brown November 22, 2011 at 02:39 AM
I am guessing Olga is probably Lukasz's mother. There is no way any other person could think that about this racecar driver. My prayers go out to this family. Stay strong.
july monte July 21, 2012 at 05:13 PM
what really happened was this scumbag lukasz marszalek has no regard for the law and has been issued so many speeding tickets and yet he's still driving. anybody who defend this scumbag is as low a scumbag as this pathetic criminal. doing 76mph in a 40mph residential is unforgivable. i hope you remember julie for the rest of your life.
Diane September 26, 2012 at 01:29 AM
wake up olga,,..... how many speeding violations did he have prior???????????
Jill September 26, 2012 at 01:40 AM
My heart goes out to you & your family, Amanda. Praying for you now and wishing that you can all find some sort of comfort & peace in the future.
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