- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 3, 2017

CHICAGO (AP) - A suburban Chicago man has been charged in a car crash this week that left two of his friends dead.

A Wednesday statement from the Cook County Sheriff’s Department says 23-year-old Stephen Rodriguez is charged with aggravated driving under the influence resulting in death.

It says sheriff’s police responded at around 1 a.m. Monday to a single vehicle rolled over in unincorporated Palos Township southwest of Chicago.

Rodriguez of Oak Lawn was found in the driver seat suffering minor injuries. But passenger Reginald Leslie, a 28-year-old from Evergreen Park, was pronounced dead at the scene. Another passenger, 22-year-old Piotr Przeslica (pee-OH’-treh preh-ZEES’-sah) of Hickory Hills, was pronounced dead later at an area hospital.

Bond for Rodriguez was set at $500,000. The statement didn’t include the name of a defense attorney.

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