Man Criminally Charged In Kendall County Illinois Fatal Motorcycle Accident

An article in the December 27 Daily Chronicle, titled “Somonauk man charged with reckless homicide, aggravated DUI” discusses the criminal charges filed in connection with an Illinois motorcycle accident that left one motorcyclist, a man from Plainfield, injured, and his passenger, Colleen Hunkler, 46, of Wilmington, dead.

An excerpt from the story:

A Somonauk man has been charged with multiple counts of reckless homicide and aggravated driving under the influence after an October accident left one person dead.

Matthew D. Lambert, 28, of the 13000 block of Sudyam Road, was arrested Friday for his involvement in a vehicle accident that occurred Oct. 10 in Kendall County, south of Oswego. Lambert was headed south on Grove Road when he made a left turn onto Walker Road right in front of a northbound motorcycle, causing the vehicles to collide.


Results from the Illinois State Police Crime Lab showed that Lambert’s blood-alcohol level was above the legal limit, and he tested positive for tetrahydrocannabinol metabolite, one of the main components in marijuana.

Kendall County State’s Attorney Eric Weis said officials were waiting for autopsy and state crime lab results before issuing a warrant for Lambert on Dec. 20. He was taken into custody Friday and was charged with 10 counts of aggravated DUI – a Class 2 felony – and three counts of reckless homicide – a Class 3 felony. His bond was set Tuesday at $100,000.

The article also states that Lambert was not injured during the course of the accident.

Additional information and possible updates can be found in the above-referenced Daily Chronicle article.


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