Woman Charged With DUI in Fatal Skokie Crash

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

By Lisa Balde
|  Wednesday, May 23, 2012  |  Updated 2:03 PM CDT
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Boy Killed in Crash Recently Asked About Heaven

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Boy Killed in Crash Recently Asked About Heaven

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.
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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.

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.

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