Jose Coronel-Bautista Arrested for DUI Crash in Massac County

A DUI crash in the Massac County area of Illinois on Saturday, June 27th, led to the arrest of 27-year-old Jose Coronel-Bautista. The male driver was behind the wheel of the red 2003 Ford F-250 involved in the solo crash.    

The preliminary investigation conducted by the Illinois State Patrol revealed that the accident happened around 9:30 p.m. on the ramp between US 45 and Interstate 24. Investigators said that Coronel-Bautista took the off-ramp on the first roadway, went off the road, and overturned after an overcorrection.

The man had three passengers in the car, including a 4-year-old girl who passed away from injuries sustained in the crash. The Massac County Coroner pronounced the minor dead. The other occupants were identified as a 27-year-old adult, an unnamed male, and a 17-year-old teenager who suffered injuries and received treatment in a hospital.

The investigators determined that Coronel-Bautista was under the influence and arrested him. They charged him with aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol and placed him in jail. The investigation into the incident is ongoing, and ISP Traffic Crash Reconstruction United is handling it.

Under Illinois law, felony aggravated DUI is a more severe offense than a misdemeanor DUI. The former has a maximum jail sentence over one year. The minimum a convicted person would serve is ten days in jail or 480 hours of community service, and he or she may need to hire a drunk driving attorney for legal advice and representation.

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