IL man charged with homicide in crash that killed 4

Ausiliatrice Cristiano
Agosto 24, 2017

A northern IL man who killed a pregnant woman and her three children last month when he crashed his pickup truck into their vehicle has been arrested and charged with felony reckless homicide, authorities announced Tuesday. But Lenard did say he plans to get his client's bond reduced.

The felony charges allege that Woulfe was speeding in excess of 20 miles per hour over the 55 miles per hour limit when he ran a stop sign, causing the crash that killed Lindsey Schmidt, 29, and sons Caleb, 1; Weston, 4; and Owen, 6, all of Beecher, prosecutors said.

Sean Woulfe, 25, of Beecher, Ill., was charged with 16 counts of reckless homicide in connection to the fatal crash.

The Will County State's Attorney's Office announced Tuesday that the driver in a crash that killed the woman and her three sons faces charges. The July 24 crash in Beecher, Ill., led to felony charges against Sean Woulfe, 25, almost a month later.

Schmidt was four months pregnant with her fourth child at the time of the collision.

The pickup was eastbound on Corning Road and failed to stop at a stop sign at Yates Avenue; the Subaru was struck on the driver's side and rolled over into a field, police said.

Lindsey Schmidt, 29, was driving the Subaru; she and Caleb were pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Will County coroner's and sheriff's offices. Owen Schmidt died July 27.

Schmidt's family members were not in court Wednesday, but the day before, a cousin told NBC 5 that while the charges against Wolfe won't bring Lindsey in the boys back, "justice must be served".

The two boys were initially taken to St Margaret Hospital in IN before being airlifted to Comer Children's Hospital. State's Attorney James Glasgow was asked if Woulfe was texting during the time of the accident.

Woulfe is now being held in the Will County Jail in lieu of $1 million and faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted.

A preliminary hearing is set for September 14.

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