Motorcyclist Killed In Dolton Illinois

A resident of Dolton, Ernestine Temple, was killed Saturday night while riding a motorcycle in Dolton, Illinois.  Now, a Chicago man has been charged in connection with the accident.

According to a release from the Dolton Police Department, William Miller, 41, of Chicago was charged with aggravated driving under the influence and reckless homicide.

Miller was driving westbound on Sibley Boulevard in a Ford SUV at approximately 7:41 p.m. Saturday night when he attempted to turn left onto Evers Street.  In doing so he failing to yield to a motorcycle driven by Temple, 37, of Dolton.  Temple was struck and killed.

After the accident, Miller pulled over his SUV and tried to remove the license plates from the vehicle and flee on foot.  However, bystanders caught him and detained him until police arrived.

According to Dolton Police, Miller’s blood alcohol level at the time was three times the legal limit of .08.  He also had two active warrants for driving without a license.

Additional details can be found in the Chicago Tribune article of July 19 titled “Chicago man faces DUI charges in fatal crash in Dolton.”