Charges Filed in Deadly July 3 Car – Train DUI Accident In Itasca Illinois

According to the DuPage County State’s Attorney’s office, in a Press Release titled “$500,000 Bond For Carol Stream Man Charged With Aggravated DUI in Deadly Crash,” Jeffrey Fisher, 39, of Carol Stream, has been charged with one count of Aggravated Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol (Class 2 Felony).  This was the result of a July 3 accident in which Fisher was driving that claimed the life of his passenger Eva Meyers, 30, also of Carol Stream.

An excerpt, as seen in the Press Release:

The charges stem from allegations that at approximately 2:50 a.m. on July 3, Fisher was traveling southbound on Rohlwing Road near Irving Park Road in Itasca. As he approached the railroad crossing, just south of Irving Park Road, Fisher allegedly drove his vehicle through the downed gate and struck the engine of a passing train. Fisher was transported to a local hospital and treated for his injuries. Fisher was released from the hospital on July 10 and was immediately transported to the DuPage County Jail. Meyer was airlifted to Lutheran General Hospital where she passed away the following afternoon from the injuries she sustained in the crash. An investigation into the crash revealed that Fisher’s blood alcohol content was .183.

“On the fourth of July, a young woman died from injuries she sustained allegedly at the hands of a drunk driver,” Berlin said. “Driving is a privilege, not a right. If you have had anything to drink do not get behind the wheel. Call a cab or call a friend for a ride home. You’ll be glad you did when you wake up the next morning safely at home and not in the hospital or worse, not waking up at all.”

Members of the public are reminded that this complaint contains only charges and is not proof of the defendant’s guilt.  A defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial in which it is the government’s burden to prove his or her guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

Fisher appeared in Bond court where Judge Michael Wolfe set his bond at $500,000 with 10% to apply.