Motorist Charged With DUI-Drugs In Fatal Ingleside Illinois Motorcycle Accident Of August 27

The August 28 blog post (“Man Killed And Daughter Injured During Ingleside Illinois Motorcycle Accident“) told of a August 27 motorcycle accident involving a male motorcyclist and his 9-year-old daughter.

Now,  additional details have become available.

Rebecca Wells, 33, of Lake Villa, has been charged with two counts of aggravated DUI (drugs) causing death in the fatal motorcycle accident.  She was also charged with two counts of aggravated DUI (drugs) causing great bodily harm.

Wells is scheduled to appear in Lake County Circuit Court on September 30.  According to Lt. Christopher Thompson of the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, there could still be additional charges such as reckless homicide.

The August 27 accident occurred when McBride, driving his motorcycle eastbound on Route 59 with his 9-year-old daughter as passenger, collided with Wells’ car as Wells made a left-hand turn onto Wilson Road in front of McBride’s motorcycle.

Wells initially told police that her view of the intersection was partially obstructed by a van in front of her in the left-turn lane as the traffic light turned yellow.

Justin McBride died shortly after the accident.  His daughter was later flown to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge for head injuries.  According to Thompson she is expected to make a full recovery.

Additional details and possible updates on the story can be found in the Lake County News-Sun story of September 14 titled “Woman charged in fatal Lake Villa cycle crash.”

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