A 23-year-old New Lenox man has been sentenced to an eight-year prison sentence in connection with a fatality that occurred as a result of his alleged drunk driving. The accident happened Aug. 25, 2012, on Steger Road in Frankfort Township, in the vicinity of 104th Avenue.
According to reports, the New Lenox man was driving a car that went out of control and crashed into a retaining wall, struck a tree and a large metal phone-switching box, and burst into flames. A 22-year-old Manhattan man who was a passenger in the car died as a result of the crash. The driver suffered compound fractures to both of his legs and was taken to a hospital for treatment.