Man charged with drunkenness, distracted by fatal Aurora crash

A North Aurora man was drunk and was trying to get instructions on his cell phone when he beat and killed a man in Aurora early Sunday morning, according to authorities.

Jace S. Williams, 24, from the 500 block on North Sycamore Lane, is charged with three crimes, Kane says: failure to report a fatal accident, increased drinking and driving, and increased use of a communication device with death records from the district court.

The victim is Juan Carlos Zamudio, 18, from Aurora, police reported.

According to a press release from the Aurora Police Department, the crash occurred at 12:50 a.m. on Indian Trail and Mitchell Road. Witnesses told police that Zamudio was hit by a pickup truck.

Police posted a warning on Twitter and Facebook for information about the crash.

Just before noon on Sunday, Williams came to police headquarters and told the front desk clerk he was the driver. He told them he was trying to enter an address into his phone for GPS-based directions when the crash occurred.

Kane County Judge David Kliment put Williams on bail Monday afternoon of $ 50,000. He would have to post $ 5,000 to be released. He has been instructed not to drink or use illegal drugs and is required to undergo random alcohol tests.

Williams next trial is April 7th.

If Williams is convicted of the most serious charges, he faces a suspended sentence of up to 14 years in prison.

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