MACHESNEY PARK, Ill. (WTVO) — Police say a 17-year-old passenger was killed after a car flipped onto its side and downed power lines in Machesney Park on Tuesday.
It happened around 9:45 p.m. in the 10800 block of Ventura Blvd.
The Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department said the driver, 27-year-old Emily Reid, was not injured in the accident. She has been charged with Aggravated DUI Causing Death.
Another passenger was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
A neighbor said that a black Honda Civic took out a 25-foot pine tree before coming to a rest on its side, with power lines covering the car.
Power in the surrounding area was knocked out due to the felled power lines.