A man charged with DUI in connection with a crash that killed two women on the Eisenhower Expressway in west suburban Park Forest Sunday is behind bars on a $350,000 bond.
Aaron I. Moore, 26, of Chicago was charged with two counts of aggravated DUI resulting in death, two counts of aggravated driving under the influence of drugs resulting in death, and two counts of leaving the scene of a fatal crash, according to Illinois State Police.
In bond court Tuesday, Moore was ordered held on a $350,000 bond, according to the Cook County Sheriff’s office.
About 3:45 a.m. Sunday, a 1998 Ford Windstar van stalled in the eastbound center lane on I-290 near the First Avenue exit when it was rear-ended by a 2012 Dodge Durango SUV, according to a statement from ISP.
The Ford’s driver, 30-year-old Evelette Rivera, and back seat passenger, 29-year-old Krystle Hernandez, both died on impact, according to police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.
Rivera, of the 2900 block of North Merrimac Avenue; and Hernandez, of the 3700 block of West Grand, were pronounced dead at the scene at 3:55 a.m., the medical examiner’s office said.
Moore and a 25-year-old woman who was in the SUV with him were taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to police.
Hernandez's son, Jayden Pagan, believes the bond is too low for a man accused of causing the death of a mother of four.
"I think it's not right and he should stay in jail. He should not have a bond. He should stay in jail for the rest of his life. He took away two moms," Pagan said.
"It's very hard. It's not fair. She's too young," Hernandez's mother, Mary Cruz, said.
Moore is scheduled for a preliminary hearing Friday in Maywood.