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.