CHICAGO — A Romeoville woman was allegedly driving drunk when she struck and killed a man on the roadside tending to his disabled vehicle near O'Hare Airport over the weekend, authorities said.
Sheryl Perry, 21, was driving south on North Mannheim Road near the airport at about 1:30 a.m. on Saturday when she changed from the left lane to the right lane to pass a slower moving car and veered on to the right shoulder.
Marek Bajson, 49, was standing in the 5800 block of North Mannheim Road outside his parked car, its hazard lights flashing, said Assistant State's Attorney Joell Zahr.
Perry crashed in to the car and then struck Bajson, shattering her window with the impact, in front of several witnesses. He died at the scene.
Perry, of the 2000 block of Sutcliffe Drive in Romeoville, was following a friend in a separate car at the time of the fatal accident, Zahr said. She pulled over and admitted to consuming alcohol.
Charged with an aggravated DUI causing death, hitting a pedestrian in a roadway, driving under the influence of alcohol, operating a car without insurance and illegal transportation of alcohol, Perry was ordered held in lieu of $200,000 bond by Cook County Judge Edward Harmening on Monday.