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Woman Hit and Killed by Drunk Driver on Southside Chicago

Last Updated: 25 September, 2012

Pulaski Road was the scene of an accident that resulted in the death of a 56-year-old Chicago woman.

Judith Branwell, 56, was getting into a car that was parked in the 6500 block of South Pulaski during the early morning hours on Saturday, September 22nd. Around 2:00 a.m. another car crashed into the Chicago resident. Branwell was taken to an area hospital where she died around 11:25 p.m., according to the office of the Cook County Medical Examiner

The driver of the car that crashed into Branwell was identified as Jesus Luna of Burbank.  The 51-year-old man was charged with DUI, DUI with a blood alcohol count of .08, operating a vehicle without insurance, failure to reduce speed, reckless driving, and aggravated DUI causing an accident and death. He was scheduled to appear in bond court on Monday afternoon.

Drunk drivers present a danger to everyone on the road. If you or a loved one know someone who has been injured in an accident with a drunk driver, call Spiros Law, P.C., at (815) 929-9292 to explore the legal options.