Man to face reckless homicide charge in fatal drag-racing death in August – Chicago Tribune newstrendslive

A 27-year-old man was charged with reckless homicide in an August death of a 40-year-old woman who was a pedestrian while he allegedly was involved drag-racing on the Southwest Side.

Aaron Guerrero of the 3100 block of West 42nd Place was charged Wednesday with reckless homicide with a motor vehicle and aggravated street racing, Chicago police said.

Guerrero was arrested Tuesday after he was identified as a driver of a Corvette that was racing in the 3400 block of West 63rd Street and fatally struck a 40-year-old woman, identified as Shawman Meireis, who was in the crosswalk.

In an earlier report, two Corvettes had been speeding south on the 6400 block of South Cicero Avenue near Midway Airport about 1:30 a.m., according to a police report obtained. When one of the drivers changed lanes, the car hit another vehicle and Meireis, a woman who had been in the crosswalk, according to authorities.

Meireis was transported to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn where she was pronounced dead. She would have turned 41 that Monday, the police report showed.

The Chicago Police Department has aimed to crackdown on chaotic street drag-races and drivers doing stunts in illegal shows on the streets.

Guerrero was scheduled Wednesday to appear at a bail hearing.

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