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DUI charge filed in fatal Osage Curves crash

Posted by wlpo on August 27, 2015

Three weeks after a crash that killed Kari Ryan of Peru, the other driver has been ticketed for driving drunk.

The Illinois State Police have formally charged 55-year-old Dale Hancock of Coal City with DUI along with illegal transportation of alcohol and improper lane usage. La Salle County State’s Attorney Brian Towne says charges are imminent with his office as well against Hancock.

Hancock is accused of crossing into Ryan’s lane of traffic at the Osage Curves on Route 6 between Utica and Ottawa. Ryan was pronounced dead at the scene.

Hancock is due in court on September 23rd.

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