Aurora, IL (February 21, 2020) – A suspect has been arrested in connection to a fatal crash that occurred in Aurora, Illinois on Wednesday, February 19th. Authorities attempted to stop a gray Monte Carlo on South Broadway that was involved in a shooting, which then fled the scene and began a police chase. The vehicle collided with multiple vehicles at the intersection of South Broadway and East New York Street, injuring the driver of another vehicle.
Adrien Betsinger, 23, a passenger in the Monte Carlo, has been taken into custody under multiple felony charges. The driver of the vehicle, identified as Erik Esparza, 24, was killed in the crash. All three occupants of the pursued vehicle and another injured driver were taken to nearby hospitals for treatment following the crash.
The identity of the injured driver isn’t known at this time. An ongoing investigation into the crash is currently in progress.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
High-Speed Crashes in Illinois
Speeding is a leading cause of serious crashes throughout Illinois. Many drivers will exceed the posted speed limit at least once during their lives. However, many drivers make it a habit.
Sadly, thousands are killed each year in high-speed collisions. More than a quarter of fatal accidents involve speeding drivers. Injured parties should consult with a qualified Illinois car crash attorney to discuss possible compensation.
At Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd., we have the resources to protect your right to compensation. We will ensure that your case is treated fairly. Contact our offices at (312) 425-0401 to see how we can help.
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