CHICAGO — A Joliet man was charged in connection with a crash that left a man dead and two Chicago police officers injured in South Austin on Friday night.
Cops said Alex Reyes, 24, was driving under the influence of alcohol when he crashed a Cadillac Eldorado into a marked police SUV and a passenger was ejected from his car in the 5200 block of West Harrison Street about 11:20 p.m. Friday.
That passenger was 18-year-old Anthony Camarillo, who died after he hit a pole, authorities said. He was pronounced dead about 3 a.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office. Reyes and a third passenger were taken to Mount Sinai Hospital and treated for their injuries.
Two officers inside the police SUV suffered non-life threatening injuries and were taken to Stroger Hospital, police said.
Reyes, of the 3100 block of Nantucket Drive in Joliet, was charged with reckless homicide, aggravated DUI causing death, aggravated DUI causing bodily harm and two additional DUI counts. He was also charged with driving on a suspended license, failure to drive within the lanes, two counts of damage to public property and driving without insurance, police said.
Reyes remained hospitalized Monday, police said.