The cabdriver charged in connection with the crash that killed a University of Chicago graduate student was ordered held Tuesday on $200,000 bail.
Veteran driver John A. Kesse was allegedly speeding the morning of Aug. 14 when he swerved into oncoming traffic at Milwaukee and Ogden, jumped a curb, struck two light poles and hit 31-year-old Eric Kerestes.
Kerestes, of the 600 block of North Racine Avenue, was thrown from the impact and found in the parking lot of a nearby CVS pharmacy. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Kesse later was charged with reckless homicide. He also was cited for failure to reduce speed, driving on a sidewalk or parkways, failure to keep in a lane, negligent driving, disobeying a red light signal, driving more than 30 but less than 40 miles per hour over the speed limit, and damage to public property.