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Cops: West Chicago teen killed in DUI crash
By Lenore T. Adkins | Daily Herald Staff
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Published: 6/14/2009 10:57 PM

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St. Charles police have identified the man they say is responsible for a Sunday morning crash that killed one teenager and injured two others.

Onofrio Lorusso, 18, of the 4N000 block of Honey Hill Circle in Wayne, has been cited for driving under the influence, unlawful consumption of alcohol by a minor and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident - all misdemeanors.

Lorusso remained at Delnor Community Hospital in Geneva where he was being for injuries, said Paul McCurtain, a spokesman for the St. Charles Police Department.

"He was charged, but he hasn't gone through the booking process yet," McCurtain said.

Criminal charges may be forthcoming, police said.

At 3:22 a.m., the St. Charles Police and Fire departments responded to the single-vehicle crash on the city's east side in the 3100 block of Royal Fox Drive, police said.

The preliminary investigation indicates a 2005 Ford Explorer, which police say Lorusso was driving, was headed south on Royal Fox Drive when it lost control and went off the road, slamming into two trees.

The SUV was wedged against a tree and authorities had to use extrication tools to remove all four people inside the vehicle.

Cameron Godee, 18, of West Chicago, was pronounced dead on the scene.

A 16-year-old boy in the back seat was taken to Central Dupage Hospital in Winfield, while a 17-year-old girl, also in the back seat, was taken to Delnor and later to Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove.

Their conditions were unknown Sunday.

Police, in conjunction with the Kane County Accident Reconstruction Team, continue to investigate the crash and have so far listed alcohol use as a contributing factor.