Man Charged in Fatal DUI Makes First Pre-Trial Appearance

Kevin Krohn, 22, New Lenox, is accused of aggravated DUI for his role in connection with the death of a Manhattan man. Jake Stevens, 22, died when the car driven by Krohn went off the road.

Kevin Krohn, 22, of New Lenox, made his first pre-trial appearance Tuesday in Will County Circuit Court before Judge Edward Burmila, Jr. on charges of aggravated DUI in connection with the death of a Manhattan man.

The case against Krohn was continued until 9:30 am. Dec. 18 at the courthouse.

The accident involving Krohn resulted in the death of .

Stevens was a passenger in a car driven by Krohn, who told police he jerked the steering wheel and lost control of his car in the wee hours of the morning on Steger Road at 104th Avenue. When the car left the road, it reportedly struck an obstruction and minutes later burst into flames.

The Will County Coroner's Office was forced to use dental records to identify Stevens' charred remains.  Stevens was a 2008 Lincoln-Way Central High School graduate.  

Immediately after the accident, Krohn was taken to Silver Cross Hospital and treated for a broken leg.

After an investigation of the crash, Will County Sheriff's police arrested Krohn on Sept. 7. He is suspected of drinking and driving.  

Read more about the case:

  • Manhattan Man in Fatal Car Accident Identified
  • Man Charged With DUI After Fatal Accident

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Chris November 14, 2012 at 05:24 PM
Throw the book at him. No pity for this guy.
benny November 14, 2012 at 09:01 PM
ho February 14, 2013 at 03:07 PM
I hope he goes to prison


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