An East St. Louis man has been charged with reckless homicide in connection to a crash that killed his passenger in 2017.
Police say Derrick D. Aaron, 36, was driving while intoxicated and at a high rate of speed with a woman in his car on April 12, 2017, according to a news release. Police were then called to the corner of 25th Street and Lincoln Avenue in East St. Louis for a report of a crash.
Aaron failed to stop at a stop sign and hit another vehicle, according to police. The woman in his vehicle died as a result of the crash, and the occupants of the other vehicle suffered multiple injuries.
Aaron was charged 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 showed he had not been taken into custody as of Tuesday afternoon.