Rockford woman charged after street race results in fatal crash

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Destiny Pendleton, 26, of Rockford, faces serious charges after a street race on Kishwaukee Street in 2018 resulted in the death of Jateyrrica Scott.

According to court documents, Pendleton and Scott left Anna’s Bar in separate vehicles on January 30th, 2018. Police say Pendleton had an blood alcohol level of .157 when she engaged Scott at a high rate of speed along Kishwaukee Street, ultimately leading Scott to lose control of her vehicle, a black Chevrolet Malibu, and crash at the intersection of Sandy Hollow Road around 9:30 p.m.

24-year-old Scott suffered a brain bleed from her injuries, which led to her death at the hospital a short time later.

Pendleton’s driver’s license was returned to her by the Secretary of State’s office because of discrepancies in the arresting officer’s report.

Charges were filed against Pendleton on January 1st for Aggravated DUI involving Death, Reckless Homicide, Aggravated Street Racing, Aggravated Reckless Driving, and Aggravated Driving with a Alcohol Concentration Greater than .08.

She was booked into the Winnebago County Jail on a $200,000 bond.

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