Cops: Two Impaired Drivers Collide, cause death of pedestrian

From the Chicago Sun-Times:

wo people are facing DUI charges after a traffic crash left a pedestrian dead Friday night in southwest suburban Joliet.

About 8:30 p.m., a Mazda sedan was pulling out from a parking lot at the southeast corner of Hickory Street and Western Avenue in Joliet when it struck a westbound Hyundai on Western, Joliet police Deputy Chief Edgar Gregory said.

The impact sent the vehicles to the northwest corner of the intersection, where 56-year-old Mark A. Cipolla was standing, according to Gregory and the Will County sheriff’s office.

Cipolla, of the 300 block of North Ottawa Street in Joliet, was pinned under the Hyundai, police said. Emergency crews extricated him and took him to Provena Saint Joseph Medical Center in Joliet, where he was pronounced dead at 9:19 p.m., authorities said.

Both drivers, 21-year-old Jefferson Davis and 18-year-old Oscar A. Garduno Lopez, were arrested for DUI, authorities said.

Davis, of the 1300 block of Emington Lane in Minooka, was allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol and Garduno, of the 0 – 100 block of North Hunter Avenue in Joliet, was driving under the influence of cannabis, Gregory said. Court information was not immediately available.

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