A 22-year-old New Lenox man has been chared with felony aggravated DUI in connection with a .
Kevin Krohn, of the 100 block of North Cooper Street, was booked into Will County Jail on Thursday following an investigation of the accident.
A Will County Sheriff's Police investigation alleges that about 3:45 a.m. Krohn was drinking and driving on Steger Road at 104th Avenue in Frankfort Township when he lost control of the vehicle.
Stevens, 22, was passenger in the car; he died as a result of burns. Sheriff's police said the vehicle went off the road, hit an obstruction and minutes later it burst into flames.
Krohn reportedly injured his leg in the accident; however, he managed to crawl free from the vehicle before it caught fire, said Kathy Hoffmeyer, spokeswoman.
Will County Coroner Patrick O'Neil said Stevens was prounounced dead at the scene. His department was forced to rely on dental records to identify the body.
According to the report, a passing motorists spotted the blaze and called 911. The Frankfort Fire Protection Distriction doused the blaze.
Krohn's bond was set a $75,000.
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