A 33-year-old man was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol when his car crashed into viaduct on the near West Side, killing a female passenger in his vehicle.
Andrew Jones, of the 700th block of W. 17th St., was charged with two felonies including aggravated driving under the influence and reckless homicide. Jones has also been charged with two misdemeanors, including driving on a suspended license and driving a vehicle with no insurance.
Jones is expected to appear in court on Monday.
Chantelle Jones, 26, was killed after riding in the front passenger seat of Jones' car Saturday morning on the 1600 block of South Western Avenue when it hit a viaduct on Western Avenue and split in half, according to Chicago police officials.
Chantelle Jones, of the 1200 block of South 56th Court in Cicero, was pronounced dead at 5:34 a.m. at Mount Sinai Hospital, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.
Andrew Jones was treated and released from an area hospital after he sustained cuts and bruises, police said.
The man and woman were in a Saturn traveling at about 2:15 a.m. when the accident happened, police said. The woman was found outside the vehicle, police said.
The police department's Major Accidents Investigations Unit, which handles fatal car crashes investigated.
Tribune reporter Naomi Nix contributed.
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