Woman Charged With DUI in Fatal Skokie Crash

Hanin Goma was charged with a felony count of aggravated driving under the influence

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    Skokie Police
    Hanin Goma

    A felony DUI charge was filed Wednesday against the 23-year-old driver of a vehicle that struck and killed an 8-year-old Skokie boy on his bicycle.

    Hanin Goma, of the 5000 block of Wright Terrace in Skokie, was charged with aggravated driving under the influence resulting in death and a misdemeanor count of driving under the influence of drugs.

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    Carter Vo, 8, was killed when a car lost control crashed into him while he was on his bike. Lauren Jiggetts spoke with the boy's family.

    Carter Vo was on his bike near St. Louis Avenue and Main Street in Skokie at about 4:30 p.m. Monday when two cars collided. One car spun out and hit Vo, who was on the northeast corner of the intersection.

    Vo was a second-grader at Madison Elementary School. He had dreams of becoming an engineer or a pilot, his father said.

    "He was a very sweet kid, with a kind heart," Nhu Vo said of his only son. At a makeshift memorial, Vo recalled how just last week his only son was asking him about what Heaven was like.

    "He asked me, how do I know? But I told him we shouldn't talk about nonsense like that," the father said. "Maybe he knew something I didn't."

    Skokie police said the results are pending of toxicology exams.