A woman was killed in a suspected drunk driving crash on I-57 in Riverdale, IL.
Tevin Washington Charged with Reckless Homicide, DUI Following Crash
39-year-old Stephanie Anselmo was tragically killed in a crash involving a suspected drunk driver on February 28.
Police say 25-year-old Tevin Washington went out for drinks on his 25th birthday before rear-ended another vehicle on I-57 in Riverdale, sending that vehicle off the highway and onto the railroad tracks below. The driver of that vehicle, Stephanie Anselmo, was killed in the crash.
Washington has been charged with reckless homicide and driving under the influence. Prosecutors say he was drinking at Darrin’s Lounge on the South Side before the crash.
According to Illinois State Police and prosecutors, Washington was allegedly driving 85 mph in a 55 mph zone when he switched lanes and crashed into Anselmo’s Jeep on I-57 between 127th Street and Sibley Boulevard. The Jeep caught fire and crashed through a concrete barrier before landing on the Metra tracks below. Anselmo was pronounced dead at the scene.
Washington allegedly left the scene and returned 20 minutes later and was arrested. He allegedly failed a field sobriety test and blew a 0.123 blood-alcohol content on a Breathalyzer.
Washington was ordered held on a $150,000 bail and will appear in court on March 5.