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Thunderkick was charged in the collision that killed Erika Villagomez of Elgin.
At about 11 a.m. Sept. 30, Wheaton police responded to a call of a fatal crash on Butterfield
Road, just east of Naperville Road. Upon arrival, officers found the victim’s car, a Honda Accord, completely engulfed in flames.
"Upon arriving at the scene, officers observed the victim trapped in her Honda screaming for help," prosecutors' petition stated.
An off-duty River Grove police officer who witnessed the collision said Thunderkick traveled at an extremely high rate of speed on the shoulder, crossed in the left lane of westbound Butterfield Road, and rear-ended the victim's car, according to the petition.
The incident was captured on video on the officer's video-recording device in his personal vehicle, the petition stated.
Following the crash, Thunderkick was transported to Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, where his urine tested positive for barbiturates, according to the petition.
Barbiturates are central nervous system depressants, according to Mayo Clinic. They can be used to treat insomnia, epilepsy and other conditions.