Drunken mother loses control of vehicle
After a night of heavy drinking, sleep deprived Starr Kiogima-McGill crashed her SUV on a highway. The accident killed her 4-year-old daughter, Natalie, who was not buckled into her seat. The accident happened on Interstate 96 near West Saginaw Highway in 2013, after Kiogima-McGill lost control. Her SUV flipped over multiple times, throwing the child on to the median, killing her instantly.
According to police reports, her blood alcohol level was three times the legal limit. Oxycontin and anti-anxiety medication were also found in her system. She was sentenced to 25 to 50 years in prison, after being convicted last month of second-degree murder and drunken driving causing death.
The prosecutors said that after the crash that killed her daughter, Kiogima-McGill spent weeks drinking and partying, and used cocaine, heroin and molly, a club drug. She later explained in Eaton County Circuit court that drugs and drinking were the way she dealt with things. This is appalling to most decent human beings. Kiogima-McGill is a sad human being.
She was ticketed for eight offenses including possession of alcohol in Eaton County jail while awaiting trial, according to drunk driving accident attorneys.
Extensive criminal history
Kiogima-McGill had an extensive criminal history since the age of 12, according to Edward Grant, a visiting retired judge from Jackson County. She was on probation for retail fraud and marijuana convictions at the time of her crash, and also wanted for failing to appear in court for probation violations.
Grant also said that she was found drinking at home by Child Protective Services that had started an investigation after her children were found in a local park, all by themselves. Kiogima-McGill‘s drunk driving accident attorney said his client was consumed by the disease of alcoholism and the crash was an unintended consequence of the same.
Drunken Chicago DJ crashes into frozen lagoon
Emergency crews were called in when a car slid off Lake Shore Drive onto a frozen lagoon in Lincoln Park, according to Chicago Police spokeswoman, Officer Ana Pacheco.
A 42-year-old man, identified as Rafael “DJ Lego” Rodriguez was rescued and hospitalized, while 37-year-old Claudia Beruben was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office. It appears DJ Lego killed his friend who was a single mother with a 3-year old daughter. She chose to drive with the out of control DJ Lego. No one is really sure if she was asking him to slow down or apathetic to the way he was driving.
The DJ has been charged with aggravated DUI, DUI and driving on a suspended license, apart from speeding. He was apparently driving at speeds over 90 mph when he lost control of his vehicle causing the accident.
The car driven by Rodriguez was seen leaving the Time Nightclub and then sped into the guardrail, hitting a tree.
The vehicle then flipped over onto a frozen lagoon near the 2200 block of North Lake Shore Drive. The blood alcohol content of Rodriguez was .17, over twice the legal limit, according to Assistant State’s Attorney Akash Vyas. Rodriguez sustained hand injuries and fractured vertebrae in the accident.