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Mount Prospect man killed in DUI crash on Arlington Heights roadway – Chicago Tribune

A 24-year-old Des Plaines man is charged with reckless homicide after allegedly

running a red light while driving under the influence of alcohol and killing another driver in Arlington Heights Saturday, the Arlington Heights Police Department announced in a news release. Jul 23

Bryam Campos Mendoza, 24, of the 400 block of Third Avenue in Des Plaines, is charged with aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol/causing death, reckless homicide, speeding, driving under the influence of alcohol, operation of an uninsured motor vehicle, Disobeying a traffic control signal and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, according to the police news release.

Sophia Ansari, a Cook County sheriff’s department spokeswoman, told Pioneer Press that bond was set at $200,000 for Mendoza during a court hearing held Monday. Ansari said Mendoza was ordered to be on electronic monitoring if he posted the 10% bail.

Mendoza is currently free on bail, officials said.

The Cook County medical examiner’s office identified the man killed in the collision as Jonathan Hunt, 52, of Mount Prospect. The medical examiner’s office ruled his death an accident due to blunt force injuries sustained in the collision.

According to the release, the two-car collision occurred at 2 am July 23 at the intersection of South Arlington Heights and Golf roads. Police said based on witness information and physical evidence at the scene, Hunt was driving north on Arlington Heights Road and had the green light as he traveled through the intersection. But Mendoza reportedly disobeyed the red light traffic signal as he went westbound on Golf Road in a 2015 Nissan Sentra and struck Hunt’s car.

Police said in the release that as a result of the impact, the Honda went onto the curb, struck a traffic signal control box and came to rest in a gas station parking lot on the northwest corner of the intersection.

Authorities said the accident was also investigated by the Specialized Traffic Accident Reconstruction Team and the northwest suburban Major Case Assistance Team.

Elizabeth Owens Schiele is a freelancer.

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