Man Arrested For Murder In Fatal Head-On Car Crash In Illinois

On August 5, there was an head-on car accident in unincorporated McHenry County, Illinois in which one woman, Sonia Hume, was killed and a man, Luis Ramirez, injured.  This accident was summarized in an August 5 blog post titled “One Woman Dead And A Man Injured During Head-On Collision In Unincorporated McHenry County Illinois.”

On August 15, the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office issued a Press Release with regard to the accident, titled “Man Arrested for Murder Stemming from Fatal Traffic Crash

A couple of excerpts from the Press Release:

The driver in the offending vehicle, Luis E. Ramirez, has been arrested for Reckless Homicide and First Degree Murder.


During the course of the investigation it was determined that the crash was not an accident, it was an intentional act committed by Luis E. Ramirez.  Luis E. Ramirez and the victim did not know each other.

A photo was attached to the Press Release showing the two vehicles involved in the accident.  This photo is seen below: