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Orland Park man charged with DUI in crash that killed nurse

A south suburban man was charged with DUI Monday for a Sunday morning crash that killed a nurse near southwest suburban Hickory Hills.

Matthew Senica, 25, of the 13700 block of 88th Avenue in Orland Park, was charged Monday with one count of aggravated driving under the influence, Cook County Sheriff’s police spokesman Frank Bilecki said.

Senica is accused of being under the influence of alcohol when he disobeyed a red light and struck a sport-utility vehicle, killing a nurse who worked at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.

Heidi Roseen, 51, was driving a Ford Explorer east on 95th Street about 6:20 a.m. Sunday when she entered the intersection of La Grange Road in an unincorporated area near Hickory Hills, Bilecki said.

A Ford F150 truck traveling south on La Grange drove through a red light and hit Roseen’s Explorer, Bilecki said. A preliminary investigation determined the truck was traveling more than 60 miles per hour.

Roseen, of the 16900 block of West 143rd Street in Lockport, was taken to Christ Medical Center -- where she worked -- and was later pronounced dead, Bilecki said.

Senica was taken to Palos Community Hospital in Palos Heights for a hand laceration and bruises throughout his body, Bilecki said. He received treatment and was taken into custody.

The man told authorities he had been drinking since 5 p.m. Saturday in Chicago, Bilecki said.

Roads were closed near the scene of the crash from 6:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday as investigators collected evidence and a special team reconstructed the accident, Bilecki said.

Senica is scheduled to appear for a bond hearing Tuesday.

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