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Eileen Young has been charged with first-degree involuntary manslaughter.
October 05, 2015
 

Language from the probable cause statement: "The defendant drove a business located in the area of I-55 and Germania St. to pick up the four victims Victim R.P. got into the front passenger seat, Victim L.W. was seated in the rear passenger seat, Victim M.B. was seated in the middle back seat, and Victim A.P. was in the driver’s rear seat. The defendant drove the vehicle onto I-55 travelling northbound. The defendant and Victim R.P. began arguing while the defendant was driving. While travelling north a short time later, near Bates Ave., the defendant stated that she was going to run the car into the median wall. A short time later the vehicle while travelling in excess of the speed limit, veered towards the center median wall and struck it head on causing the vehicle to overturn. Victim L.W. was thrown from the inside rear of the vehicle and struck the windshield causing his death. Victim M.B. was also transported to the hospital because of her injuries.

 

Inside the vehicle, the defendant was in possession of a grey powder that was later identified by the lab as heroin. The defendant was also in possession of a yellow tablet that was later identified by the lab as alprazolam. The defendant was also in possession of a green leafy substance that was later identified by the lab as marijuana." 

 

*Charges are only accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until the defendant is either found guilty or has pleaded guilty. 

 

 
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