Man Charged in Drunk Driving Crash that Killed Nurse

Victim died at hospital where she worked as a nurse for 37 years

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    Matthew Senica was going more than 60 miles an hour when he ran a red light and smashed into nurse Heidi Roseen's Ford Explorer, killing her, according to police.

    Charges were filed Monday in a tragic drunk driving crash that killed a nurse near Hickory Hills the day before.

    Matthew Senica, 25, of Orland Park, was charged with one count of aggravated driving under the influence, Cook County Sheriff’s police spokesman Frank Bilecki said.

    Senica was drunk when he ran a red light in his pickup truck and struck a Ford Explorer, driven by 51-year-old Heidi Roseen, according to police.

    Roseen died a short time later at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.  She had worked there as a nurse for 37 years.  

    The crash happened around 6:20 a.m. Sunday,  at the intersection of 95th Street and La Grange Road in an unincorporated area near Hickory Hills, Bilecki said.

    A preliminary investigation determined Senica's truck was traveling more than 60 miles per hour.

    Senica suffered a hand laceration and bruises throughout his body.  He told authorities he had been drinking since 5 p.m. Saturday in Chicago, Bilecki said.

    Senica is scheduled to appear for a bond hearing Tuesday.