Additional charges filed against Carly Rousso, 18, in Highland Park crash that killed Jaclyn Sacramento, 5

September 12, 2012 12:04:40 PM PDT
Charges were upgraded against a Highland Park teenager in connection with a crash that killed a 5-year-old girl on Labor Day.

Carly Rousso, 18, drove her car onto a sidewalk on Central Avenue, striking Jaclyn Santos Sacramento, 5; her mother; and two brothers on Labor Day, police say. Jaclyn died and the others were injured.

She now faces one count of reckless homicide and four counts of aggravated DUI of an intoxicating compound. Through a statement, the Lake County State's Attorney's Office said, "Illinois State Police Crime Laboratory toxicology reports indicate that the compound Difluoroethane was detected in Ms. Rousso's blood. Located in Ms. Rousso's car was a commercial cleaning product. That product was also tested by the crime lab. That analysis also detected the compound Difluoroethane."

Rousso's bond was raised from $50,000 to $500,000 in the case. Rousso surrendered to a judge on Wednesday morning; she had been released earlier Wednesday after making the lower bond.

She is due in court again on October 9, 2012.

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