Reckless homicide charge against driver for DUI crash that killed Javier Castregon earlier this summer in Cragin

A 38-year-old man was charged with reckless homicide for a Belmont Cragin crash in June that left Javier Castregon dead and three other people injured.

Richard Massenburg | Chicago Police

Richard Massenburg | Chicago Police

Richard Massenburg of the West Side Austin neighborhood was charged Friday with one count of reckless homicide, according to Cook County sheriff’s office records. His bond was set at $250,000 during a court appearance Saturday.

He also faces multiple traffic citations, including failure to reduce speed, two counts of DUI, and driving an uninsured motor vehicle, according to Chicago Police.

Massenburg was speeding near Cicero and Wellington at 9:53 a.m. June 11 when his vehicle struck a second vehicle, causing that vehicle to strike three others, police said at the time.

Castregon, 38, was taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 10:51 a.m., according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. He lived in the same neighborhood as the crash.

A 39-year-old woman was taken to Illinois Masonic; and two other women, ages 27 and 77, were taken to Community First Medical Center. Their conditions were stabilized.

Massenburg’s next court appearance was scheduled for Monday.

—Chicago Sun-Times Wire

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