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Man faces drunk driving, reckless homicide charges in crash that killed woman, injured children

1 dead, 3 injured in crash at Avon and W. State in Rockford
1 dead, 3 injured in crash at Avon and W. State in Rockford
Published: Oct. 6, 2021 at 8:55 PM CDT
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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - Juan Acre, 31, faces multiple charges after he allegedly crashed a van into a car with three people inside.

The accident took place at the intersection of Avon and W. State Street on Rockford’s west side Monday. The driver of the car that was hit, a 38-year-old woman, died from injuries sustained in the crash. Two children, aged 5 and 14, were seriously hurt.

Acre faces the following charges:

  • Aggravated DUI involving death
  • Aggravated DUI with great bodily harm
  • Reckless homicide
  • Aggravated DUI (revoked license)

Police say Acre also suffered life-threatening injuries in the crash.

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