Senorita Bonita Partyer Stephanie A. Figueroa charged in fatal Aurora DUI crash has previous drunken-driving conviction
Stephanie Figueroa, 27, of Streator, is free on bond. She is charged with reckless homicide on allegations she was intoxicated when she lost control of her Volkswagen Jetta Feb. 7, causing the car to collide with a house in the 500 block of North Farnsworth Avenue and come to rest on its roof. Her passenger, 33-year-old Obed Cruz-Hernandez, of Aurora, died after being ejected from the car, authorities said.
Figueroa ran away from the scene but was apprehended by Aurora police officers who witnessed the crash, police said. She was initially ticketed with two counts of misdemeanor driving under the influence and released after posting bond.
Kane County prosecutors upgraded the charges to include reckless homicide and aggravated DUI late last week. Figueroa was arrested at her home Feb. 12 and was released after posting $4,000 bail at the Aurora Police Department, records state. She is scheduled to appear in court March 16.
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