Terrell Garrett, a North Chicago Police Officer since 2008, has been charged with reckless homicide and aggravated DUI after he drove the wrong way on Lake Shore Drive and crashed his SUV into a Jeep, killing two young men. Before that crash, the off-duty officer had also crashed into another vehicle, injuring a woman in a Toyota.
According to the Chicago Tribune, “Garrett, who turned 35 on Friday and is of Zion, remains hospitalized with a fractured left hip, a police officer told the judge. His blood alcohol content was measured at 0.184.” A D bond has been set at $500,000.
Killed in the crash were Fabian Torres and Joaquin Garcia. The Tribune states that “Torres, 27, of the 2800 block of South Avers Avenue, and Garcia, 25, of the 2200 block of West 18th Place, were killed about 4 a.m. Friday when their vehicle was struck by 35-year-old Garrett, who was driving northbound in the southbound lanes of Lake Shore Drive between Diversey Parkway and Belmont Avenue, authorities said. The officer and another driver were injured but survived.”