East St. Louis Man Charged with Reckless Homicide in Crash From 2017

A man from East St. Louis has been charged with reckless homicide regarding a crash that killed his passenger in 2017.

According to a news release, on April 12, 2017, Derrick D. Aaron, 36, was allegedly driving while intoxicated and at a high rate of speed with a lady in his car. Police were called to the corner of 25th Street and Lincoln Avenue in East St. Louis for a report of a crash. 

Police said Aaron refused to stop at a stop sign and hit another vehicle. The lady in his vehicle died as a result of the crash, and the occupants of the other vehicle had multiple injuries.

Aaron was charged on Tuesday with six counts of aggravated DUI and one count of reckless homicide with a motor vehicle.

His bail was set at $500,000, and online court documents indicated that he had not been taken into custody as of Tuesday afternoon.

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