A suburban Chicago man has pleaded guilty to a drunk driving charge for his role in a street racing crash that killed two Judson University students last year.
Trevon Morris, 22, pleaded blind on Thursday to one count of aggravated driving under the influence of cannabis causing death, the Daily Herald (Arlington Heights) reported. Sentencing for the Elgin, Illinois man was scheduled for Dec. 9.
A Kane County prosecutor told a judge on Thursday that Morris had 15 nanograms per milliliter of THC in his blood when he was tested after the April 2021 crash. That’s three times the legal limit for intoxication. to cannabis.
Morris was traveling over 91 mph (146.5 kilometers per hour) on the night of April 20, 2021, when he hit a car carrying four Judson University students as the car veered along the road 31 to enter the school’s Elgin campus, the prosecutor said.
Dallas Colburn, 22, of Plano, Illinois, and Nathanael Madison, 22, of Wernersville, Pennsylvania, died in the crash and the other two students were injured.
Authorities allege that Morris and Kahleel L. Steele, 23, of Carpentersville were running when Morris’ car hit the students’ vehicle. Steele awaits trial.