DUI charges filed in deadly, wrong-way LSD crash

[file] Photo of Terrell Garrett. (Sun-Times Media file photo.)

March 16, 2013 5:22:27 PM PDT
A North Chicago police officer is charged with DUI and reckless homicide in a fatal crash that tied up traffic on Lake Shore Drive for hours.

PHOTOS: Fatal crash on Lake Shore Drive

Terrell Garrett faces two counts of aggravated driving under the influence and two counts of reckless homicide, according to Sally Daly, spokeswoman at the Cook County state's attorney's office. Charges were filed on Saturday afternoon.

Garrett allegedly drove the wrong way on Lake Shore Drive, striking two cars head on in the southbound lane near LaSalle around 4 a.m. Friday morning. Two people -- Fabian Torres, 27, and Joaquin Garcia, 25-- were killed. A third person was treated at the hospital and released.

The crash closed the southbound lanes of Lake Shore Drive from Belmont to Fullerton for several hours during the morning commute.

Garrett, who was relieved of his police powers and placed on administrative leave pending the investigation, remains hospitalized. It isn't clear if he will appear in court for his bond hearing on Sunday.