Illinois woman guilty for killing 5-year-old in intoxicated driving accident

Posted on Tuesday, June 24th, 2014 at 3:55 pm    

Nineteen-year-old Carly Rousso, the woman responsible for the 2012 Highland Park car accident that resulted in the death of five-year-old Jaclyn Santos Sacramento, was found guilty of four counts of aggravated driving under the influence on May 29, 89 WLS reported.

The accident took place on the 700 block of Central Avenue on Labor Day 2012. According to police reports, Rousso huffed a dust cleaner before driving her father’s Lexus Coupe. She was heading east when she lost control of her vehicle, jumping several lanes of traffic onto the sidewalk. The Coupe hit Jaclyn, who was a kindergarten student at Indian Trail School in Highland, her mother, and two male siblings. Jaclyn died instantaneously because of the multiple serious injuries she incurred during the crash.

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