A former guard at the Illinois Youth Center in
Reginald Hearon, 51, of
Hearon was under the influence of alcohol and codeine when he pulled his van around traffic to pass in a no-passing zone and struck an oncoming SUV being driven by Craig Smith, 53, who died at the scene.
Hearon was on his way to his job as a guard at the Illinois Youth Center when the accident took place. The center is a medium security facility for boys.