A suspected drunk driver was apparently speeding through a residential street in Highland Park when he veered into the opposing lane and collided with another vehicle, killing its driver, police said.
The 24-year-old driver of the Chevy Camaro was “found to be under the influence” and has been arrested and booked on a charge of suspicion of vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence,
Witnesses told police that the Camaro was going about 80 mph in the seconds before the head-on collision near the intersection of Marmion Way and Museum Drive about 10 p.m. Saturday.
Eisenman said the impact "instantly killed" the driver of a Hyundai Elantra traveling in the opposite direction. Pending notification of next of kin, the victim is being identified only as a 68-year-old man.
The driver of the Camaro fractured his leg and suffered head trauma, but Eisenman said he was in good condition Sunday.
"He's fine," she said.