UPDATE: Driver in Fatal Car Accident Charged With DUI

Justin Bartlett (above) is being charged with DUI involving a death.

ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- One person is dead and another is in the hospital this morning after a fatal accident last night on Rockford's south east-side .

Christopher Krenzer, 20, of Garden Prairie, IL was killed in the accident. His vehicle was hit by a car that ran the red light.

The driver and only occupant of the second vehicle has been charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol (involving a death). He is identified as 20-year-old Justin Bartlett of Rockford.



It happened at the intersection of Perryville Road and Newburg Road just before 1 a.m. Thursday morning.

Rockford police say Bartlett's car was heading East on Newburg, ran a red light, and hit Krenzer's car.

Bartlett was taken to Winnebago County Jail after he was taken to OSF St. Anthony Medical Center with minor injuries, police say.


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