Man guilty in 2012 crash into home that injured 8-year-old

Marcus Williams
Marcus Williams

Online Staff Report

Marcus Williams, 22, of Machesney Park, pled guilty Dec. 18 to failure to report an accident involving personal injury after leaving the scene and aggravated driving under the influence of drugs involving great bodily harm.

In the early morning hours of March 31, 2012, Winnebago County Sheriff’s deputies were called to a home at 8126 Edington Road for a car that had crashed into a residence. A witness reported seeing three people run from the scene shortly after the crash.

An 8-year-old child was pinned under the vehicle and had to be treated for third-degree burns on his legs. Williams, 19 at the time, was driving the vehicle the morning of the crash. He admitted to using drugs and drinking alcohol shortly before it happened.

Failure to report an accident involving personal injury after leaving the scene is a Class 2 felony that is punishable by a sentence of three to seven years in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by two years of Mandatory Supervised Release.

Aggravated driving under the influence of drugs involving great bodily harm is a Class 4 felony that is punishable by a special sentence of one to 12 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. It also carries a penalty of one year of Mandatory Supervised Release.

Sentencing is scheduled for 1:30 p.m., March 6, 2015, in Courtroom C.

Posted Dec. 19, 2014

One thought on “Man guilty in 2012 crash into home that injured 8-year-old

  • December 20, 2014 at 8:09 pm
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    Throw this the book at this POS. He didn’t even try to help this child while he was screaming in pain. He was a coward and ran!! This child is scarred for life!

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