A 40-year-old woman from Steger,Illinois who allegedly drove over her child on Wednesday evening was booked at the Will County Adult Detention Facility today on two counts of aggravated DUI.
Yvette Y. Guerrero-Silva is charged with the class two felony of aggravated DUI leading to the death of another and the class 4 felony of aggravated DUI causing injury to another. Police aid the bond was set at $1 million.
Police in Crete, where the tragedy occurred, said Guerrero-Silva was backing out of the driveway of a family business about 7:10 p.m. Wednesday when the vehicle rolled over 19-month-old Holly Silva, causing massive head injuries to the girl. She had been playing in the area near the car.
The paramedics who responded took Holly to St. James Hospital and Health Centers in Chicago Heights. The Cook County medical examiiner’s office said that the girl was pronounced dead there at 7:41 p.m. The girl’s death was ruled an accident, the result of multiple injuries.
Crete Police Chief James Paoletti said in a prepared statement that at the scene, Guerrero-Silva admitted to consuming several alcoholic beverages just before the accident. He said that results of a blood test indicated that her blood-alcohol content was higher than the state maximum for driving.
Paoletti said that with the resuts of toxicology tests, additional charges are expected. Guerrero-Silva could be sentenced to up to seven years in prison if convicted.