Suspected wrong-way driver in double-fatal crash on Eisenhower held on probation violation

BY FRANK MAIN Staff Reporter

September 8, 2013 11:30AM

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Updated: October 10, 2013 6:34AM

A Little Village man involved in a wrong-way crash on the Eisenhower Expressway that left two women dead Saturday is in custody for a parole violation but has not yet been charged for the deadly accident, authorities say.

Miguel Rico, 20, of the 2400 block of South Christiana, was traveling in the wrong direction when the van he was driving collided with a car carrying three friends from the western suburbs — killing two and leaving a third occupant injured, authorities said.

Rico was wanted on a warrant. In 2011, he violated his probation in a drug possession case. On Sunday, a judge ordered Rico held without bond in that case, court records show.

Killed were Monica Hernandez, 20, of Maywood, and Briana Resto, 19, of Northlake.

The minivan’s driver and his passenger, a 20-year-old Cicero man, were treated at Loyola University Medical Center, according to the police, who shut down the eastbound lanes of the Eisenhower for several hours as they investigated and cleared the crash scene.

Illinois State Police said Rico is expected to be charged with aggravated DUI but the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office said Monday that charges had not yet been approved for the fatal accident.

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