You are currently viewing the printable version of this article, to return to the normal page, please click here.

Charges filed in crash that killed law student

- Associated Press - Sunday, May 4, 2014

CHICAGO (AP) - A Chicago man is being held on $750,000 bond after being charged with a traffic accident that killed a University of Chicago Law School student.

Chicago Police say 23-year-old Erik Johnson is charged with reckless homicide and drunken driving charges after authorities say he drove his SUV the wrong way on Chicago's Lake Shore Drive, slamming into a taxi.

His lawyer said Johnson works in Elk Grove Village, while Johnson's father said the crash was a "tragic incident."

Friday's crash killed 26-year-old Laura Anne LaPlante from Hancock, New Hampshire. LaPlante was on track to graduate this summer.

Another passenger in the cab, as well as the driver, were also injured.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.