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Driver Charged With DUI, Reckless Homicide In South Loop Crash, Police Say

CHICAGO — A 25-year-old woman has been charged with reckless homicide and DUI in a fatal crash in the South Loop on Sunday, police said.

About 11:40 p.m., the woman crashed a car near a brick embankment in the 1100 block of South Indiana Avenue, police said. A passenger — a 52-year-old man — and the woman were taken to Northwestern Hospital.

The man was pronounced dead at the hospital and the woman was being treated for injuries to her right leg, police said.

Samantha Salazar, 27, of the 900 block of North Sacramento Boulevard, was later charged with aggravated DUI causing an accident or death, reckless homicide by car, driving under the influence of alcohol and driving with a suspended license, police said.

Salazar was also ticketed for failing to reduce her speed to avoid an accident and driving a car without insurance, police said.