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Man charged in Minooka crash that killed woman, unborn child

MINOOKA – A Marseilles man has been charged in connection with a three-vehicle crash that led to the death of a Shorewood woman and her unborn child.

Jacob Kaminski, 23, of the 400 block of Main Street, was charged Tuesday with involuntary manslaughter and the reckless homicide of an unborn child, as well as two counts of aggravated driving under the influence.

Kaminski was involved in a crash June 30 that led to the death of Alexis Danley, 27, of Shorewood and her unborn child, police said.

Danley had her 1-year-old child riding with her at the time of the crash, police said. The 1-year-old was taken by Minooka paramedics to Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Joliet for an evaluation. The child was later released to family members.

Kaminski was driving south on Ridge Road when he collided with Danley, who was heading north. His truck spun around and struck another car driven by Rebecca Brown, 22, of Oswego, police said.

Brown and her two passengers were treated by Minooka paramedics and released from the scene.

Kaminski also was injured and was taken to Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center. He initially was issued citations charging him with driving under the influence, operating an uninsured vehicle, failing to reduce speed to avoid an accident, disobeying a no passing zone and possessing drug paraphernalia and less than 10 grams of marijuana.

The Kendall County Sheriff’s Office responded to the crash and was assisted by Minooka police.

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