By NADER ISSA
Chicago Sun-Times Wire
A man is facing felony charges after Jessica Kall, a passenger in his SUV, was killed in a rollover crash late Sunday in the Southwest Side Archer Heights neighborhood that police say was caused by drugs.
David A. Arocho, 24, was driving a 1996 GMC Carryall about 11:30 p.m. in the 4800 block of South Avers when he rear-ended a 2003 Jeep SUV that was stopped in traffic, according to Chicago Police.
The GMC flipped over when it hit the Jeep.
Arocho’s passenger, the 26-year-old Kall, was pronounced dead at the scene after she possibly fell out of the SUV, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. She lived in the Southwest Side Garfield Ridge neighborhood.
An autopsy Tuesday found she died of multiple blunt force injuries from the crash, according to the medical examiner’s office. Her death was ruled an accident.
Arocho was treated at Mount Sinai Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries, authorities said.
The driver of the Jeep, a 34-year-old woman, wasn’t injured, police said.
Arocho was charged with reckless homicide in a motor vehicle; aggravated DUI in an accidental death; drug DUI; and violating parole, police said. He was also cited for failure to carry or display a driver’s license or permit; failure to reduce speed; and operating a vehicle without insurance.
His bond was set at $100,000 during a court appearance Wednesday, according to the Cook County sheriff’s office. He was expected back in court Aug. 14.