Charges filed after Army vet killed in Evanston rollover crash

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

EVANSTON, Ill. (WLS) -- A north suburban woman is facing DUI charges for a rollover crash that left a U.S. Army veteran dead early Sunday in Evanston.

Officers responded to a crash in the 1700-block of Dodge Avenue around 2:20 a.m. Sunday.

Police said a 1998 Nissan heading north struck several parked cars on both sides of the street before it flipped over, pinning a 45-year-old man inside. Evanston firefighters extricated him from the front passenger seat.

Lamart Bailey, of the 1800-block of Wesley Avenue, was pronounced dead at Evanston NorthShore University Hospital at 2:51 a.m., the Cook County medical examiner's office said.

Monica Wallace, 42, has been charged with aggravated DUI and misdemeanor DUI. Bailey was in Wallace's passenger seat.

Wallace was taken to the same hospital and remained in ICU as of Tuesday afternoon, according to police.

Wallace, the 1400 block of Brown Avenue in Evanston, was also cited for disobeying a red light, driving in the wrong lane, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, and driving without insurance, police said.

She is scheduled to appear in court Oct. 9 in Skokie, police said.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.