A Woodstock man was sentenced to six years in prison Wednesday after he pleaded guilty to driving drunk when he caused a rollover crash that killed a 48-year-old man near Hebron.
Andres Carbajal-Bernal, 29, of the 800 block of Zimmerman Road in Woodstock, was charged with reckless homicide, three counts of aggravated driving under the influence causing death and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Carbajal-Bernal on Wednesday pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated driving under the influence causing death, a Class 2 felony.
As part of the plea deal, the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office dismissed the additional charges against him.
The charges stem from a two-vehicle crash that occurred in the 5100 block of Route 47 in unincorporated Hebron around 8:40 p.m. on August 24, 2020.
Sheriff’s deputies found a 2012 Chevrolet Cruz and a 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe that had both rolled over on Route 47 north of Allendale Road.
The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office said that the Hyundai and Chevrolet were both traveling southbound on Route 47.
For unknown reasons, the Chevrolet struck the back of the Hyundai, causing both vehicles to leave the roadway to the west.
The Hyundai struck a tree and the Chevrolet overturned.
The driver of the Hyundai, 48-year-old Jesus Iniguez of Lake in the Hills, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Carbajal-Bernal was the driver of the Chevrolet and was transported by ambulance to Northwestern Medicine Hospital in McHenry with minor injuries.
The roadway was closed for approximately six hours while crash investigators conducted an investigation into the crash.
Carbajal-Bernal was released from the hospital and transported to the McHenry County Jail.
Court records show he was driving on a suspended license at the time of the crash and was under the influence of both drugs and alcohol.
After Carbajal-Bernal pleaded guilty Wednesday, McHenry County Judge Michael Coppedge sentenced the man to six years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.
Carbajal-Bernal will be required to serve 85% of the sentence in accordance with truth-in-sentencing guidelines.