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Driver in fatal Route 6 crash indicted on reckless homicide, other charges

Published: Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014 4:34 p.m. CDT

MORRIS — More than a month after a car crash on Route 6 that killed two people, the vehicle's driver has been indicted for aggravated driving while under the influence, reckless homicide and aggravated reckless driving.

Tristan Durov, 18, of Shorewood, was indicted by a Grundy County grand jury Tuesday on 23 counts for his involvement in the one-vehicle accident that killed Kendall Forth, 16, of Minooka and James Harris III, 22, of Channahon.

According to the indictment, Durov had a blood alcohol concentration above the legal limit of .08 and was under the influence of drugs, or a combination of drugs, while behind the wheel.

On July 21, Durov was driving an SUV east on Route 6 when he lost control near Gun Club Road, according to authorities. The car left the roadway and went into the south ditch, where it rolled several times into a neighboring field.

The indictment alleges Durov was speeding and driving recklessly at the time of the crash.

The front-seat passenger – a 20-year-old from Minooka – was extracted from the vehicle and suffered major injuries.

Forth and Harris— the two backseat passengers – were ejected from the vehicle. Harris was pronounced dead at the scene, and Forth died the following day at St. Francis Hospital in Peoria.

Durov also was transported from the scene in critical condition and has sustained major injuries.

Durov has agreed to comply with the Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitoring (SCRAM) program and must abstain from alcohol. As part of SCRAM, Durov is required to wear an alcohol monitoring bracelet.

In total, Durov was indicted on 15 counts for aggravated driving while under the influence, all class 2 felonies; five counts for aggravated driving while under the influence, all class 4 felonies; two counts of reckless homicide; and one count of aggravated reckless driving, a class 4 felony.

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