Teen charged with DUI in rural Kane County crash that severely injured 4 passengers

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A 16-year-old girl has been charged as an adult with aggravated driving under the influence in connection with a February crash in rural northwest Kane County that critically injured her four passengers.

Isabel H. Guerra, of the 200 block of South Waterman Avenue in Arlington Heights, faces felony charges of aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs, intoxicating compounds or any combination thereof (four counts); aggravated reckless driving causing great bodily harm or disability (four counts); and a single count of aggravated driving under the influence with no driver’s license.

She also is charged with misdemeanor driving under the influence of drugs (first or second offense) and driving too fast for conditions, according to Kane County court records.

The crash happened about 2:50 a.m. Feb. 11 on Dietrich Road west of Brier Hill Road in unincorporated Hampshire Township.

A 2019 Honda HR-V was traveling east on Dietrich, left the road and hit a tree. Authorities allege that Guerra was the driver.

Guerra was flown to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, and a front-seat passenger was flown to Comer Children’s Hospital in Chicago. Back-seat passengers were hospitalized at Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago, Comer and Lutheran General. Two of the passengers were from Huntley, one was from Elk Grove Village and another lived in Arlington Heights. Three of them were 15 years old, and the other was 16 at the time of the crash.

Guerra appeared in court Friday, where she was released on a personal-recognizance bond. Her next court date is Oct. 20.