Andrew L. Jones sentenced to prison for drunken crash that killed girlfriend

Andrew Jones / Photo from Chicago Police
Andrew Jones / Photo from Chicago Police

Sun-Times Media

Andrew L. Jones was sentenced to three years in prison Monday for an alcohol-involved crash that killed his girlfriend on the West Side in 2013.

Jones, 35, pleaded guilty to three counts of aggravated DUI and one count of reckless homicide at a hearing before Judge William Hooks, who handed down the sentence, according to court records.

Authorities said Jones was driving a 1998 Saturn south on Western Avenue when he lost control and hit a viaduct near 16th Street about 2:15 a.m. Feb. 23, 2013.

The force of the crash split the car in half, leaving the passenger’s side completely exposed, police said.

Jones’ girlfriend, 26-year-old Cicero resident Chantelle Jones, was a passenger in the vehicle and died three hours later, authorities said.

Authorities said alcohol was a factor in the wreck. Police noted that Andrew Jones was also driving with a suspended license and without insurance.

Andrew Jones, of the 700 block of West 17th Street, will receive credit for more than two years spent in jail since his arrest.

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