Man arrested in connection with crash that killed DeKalb County officer – NBC Chicago

A DeKalb man has been arrested in connection with the crash that killed DeKalb County Sheriff’s Deputy Christina Musil late last month, officials said.

Nathan P. Sweeney, 44, was charged with one count of reckless homicide and three counts of aggravated drunk driving causing death, with Musil dying in the line of duty, according to the authorities.

Additionally, Sweeney received citations for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, improper lane use and operating an uninsured vehicle.

According to authorities, Illinois State Police responded shortly before 10:40 p.m. Thursday evening to the intersection of Illinois Route 23 and Perry Road in rural DeKalb County for reports of reports of a one-vehicle traffic accident to the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office.

Officials said Musil was sitting inside her vehicle, parked on the right shoulder of southbound Illinois Route 23, when a single-unit Kenworth truck left the roadway for reasons unknown and struck the vehicle from behind.

Musil was rushed to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries, where she was later pronounced dead.

During the investigation following the collision, officers determined that Sweeney was under the influence of drugs at the time of the crash.

There is currently no further information available.

NBC Chicago

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