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Dad charged with DUI in crash that killed son, 4, injured 2 others

One persis dead after single-vehicle crash I-55 early Sunday. / Phoby Network Video Productions

One person is dead after a single-vehicle crash on I-55 early Sunday. / Photo by Network Video Productions

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Updated: June 6, 2014 6:24AM



A man has been charged with aggravated DUI after a rollover crash that killed his 4-year-old son and critically injured his two other young children early Sunday in southwest suburban Bolingbrook.

A 29-year-old Romeoville man was driving with his sons in the car when the single-vehicle crash happened about 2 a.m. in the southbound lanes of Interstate 55, just west of Interstate 355, Illinois State Police Sgt. Scott Angus said.

Taylor Dyer, 4, was ejected from the vehicle when it rolled over, and he died at the scene at 3:40 a.m., according to state police and the Will County Coroner’s office.

Dyer’s brothers, ages 2 and 7, were taken in critical condition to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, Angus said.

The driver was taken to Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove with injuries that weren’t thought to be life-threatening, state police said.

The suspect’s identity has not been released by state police.

Southbound lanes near the crash were closed for several hours before reopening by 6 a.m., police said.



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