Man charged with DUI in crash that killed son - New York News

Man charged with DUI in crash that killed son

Posted: Updated:
One person is dead after a single-vehicle crash on I-55 early Sunday. / Photo by Network Video Productions One person is dead after a single-vehicle crash on I-55 early Sunday. / Photo by Network Video Productions
BOLINGBROOK, Ill. (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

A man has been charged with aggravated DUI after a rollover crash killed his 4-year-old son and critically injured his two other young children early Sunday in southwest suburban Bolingbrook.

Shannard M. L. Dyer, 29, of Romeoville was driving with his sons in a 2012 Dodge Journey about 2 a.m. in the southbound lanes of I-55, just west of I-355, when the vehicle struck a median wall and rolled over, police said.

Taylor Dyer, 4, was ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene, according to Illinois State Police and the Will County Coroner’s office.

The other sons, ages 2 and 7, were listed in critical condition Monday at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, police said.

Shannard Dyer was taken into custody Monday after he was released from Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, authorities said.

He faces a felony charge of aggravated DUI, and was also cited for driving too fast for conditions, state police said.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Suspect, rookie officer both wounded in gunfire

    Suspect, rookie officer both wounded in gunfire

    Sunday, August 31 2014 10:11 PM EDT2014-09-01 02:11:38 GMT
    Authorities say an early morning gunfire exchange on a Brooklyn street has left the suspect hospitalized and a police officer with a graze wound.
    Authorities say an early morning gunfire exchange on a Brooklyn street has left the suspect hospitalized and a police officer with a graze wound.
  • New MTA bus routes take effect

    New MTA bus routes take effect

    Sunday, August 31 2014 9:51 PM EDT2014-09-01 01:51:36 GMT
    MTAMTA
    The MTA has new bus routes throughout the 5 boroughs. 
    The MTA has new bus routes throughout the 5 boroughs. 
  • 3 hurt in lightning strike as storms batter NYC area

    3 hurt in lightning strike as storms batter NYC area

    Sunday, August 31 2014 9:47 PM EDT2014-09-01 01:47:41 GMT
    Heavy thunderstorms swept through the tri-state on Sunday causing flash floods and lightning strikes that injured 3 people. The three men were struck at Orchard Beach in the Bronx Sunday afternoon and were being treated at a local hospital. Meanwhile, various Labor Day weekend celebrations were interrupted, delayed and even canceled as the U.S. Open tennis tournament had to be postponed and the Electric Zoo musical festival on Randall's Island had to be prematurely shut down.
    Heavy thunderstorms swept through the tri-state on Sunday causing flash floods and lightning strikes that injured 3 people. The three men were struck at Orchard Beach in the Bronx Sunday afternoon and were being treated at a local hospital. Meanwhile, various Labor Day weekend celebrations were interrupted, delayed and even canceled as the U.S. Open tennis tournament had to be postponed and the Electric Zoo musical festival on Randall's Island had to be prematurely shut down.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices