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Crime Joliet Police Officer Erin Zilka charged with DUI in crash that killed off-duty Berwyn Officer Charles Schauer

17:56  20 january  2020
17:56  20 january  2020 Source:   abc7chicago.com

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Her passenger, off - duty Berwyn police officer Chuck Schauer , was killed in the crash . Berwyn Police Department Chief Michael Cimaglia called Three lanes of traffic were shut down for about three hours as the ISP investigated, and police said Zilka was later charged with Driving Under the

An off - duty police officer was killed as he sat in the passenger seat of a vehicle driven by an intoxicated woman who slammed into back of a box Zilka , who was driving a Dodge SUV and was later arrested and charged with driving under the influence , didn’t slow down or move over when

The Berwyn Police Department is in mourning after the death of Officer Charles Schauer in a crash Sunday morning and a Joliet police officer he was with has been charged with DUI.

a screen shot of a person: Off-duty Berwyn police officer killed in multi-vehicle crash on I-55; driver charged with DUI© Provided by ABC 7 Chicago Off-duty Berwyn police officer killed in multi-vehicle crash on I-55; driver charged with DUI

Purple bunting now hangs at the Berwyn Police Department Monday morning.

Officer Schauer was a passenger in a 2019 Dodge Durango which slammed into a box truck on I-55 just north of US Route 30 in southwest suburban Plainfield at around 6 a.m. The 33-year-old from Glen Ellyn was off duty when he was killed.

Illinois State Police said 35-year-old Erin Zilka was driving the Durango that Schauer was riding in.

Zilka was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries. The Will County State's Attorney's Office said that Zilka is a Joliet police officer and she was charged with misdemeanor DUI.

Schauer was a 10-year veteran of the Berwyn Police Department. He is being remembered as an outstanding officer and the mayor of Berwyn is asking for thoughts and prayers as people cope with Schauer's death.

Illinois State Police are investigating the accident.

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Chandler police say a man died from his injuries after an officer-involved shooting and vehicle crash in Chandler on Monday morning. A police officer and another person suffered injuries as well, the officer has minor injuries, police said. The man who died was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. Police said he suffered from at least one gunshot wound. Police have not yet confirmed the gunshot was from the officer, but it is the belief as no weapons were recovered except the officer's.

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