A Matteson man was charged with multiple felonies on Tuesday after allegedly crashing into two cars on Interstate 94 last month, killing two people.
According to an Illinois State Police statement, Marcus A. Holmes, 39, was charged with five felonies, including armed habitual criminal, aggravated DUI resulting in death, and aggravated DUI causing great bodily harm.
According to police, the crash happened around 1:51 a.m. on northbound Interstate 94 at 51st Street in Chicago on January 22.
According to police, Holmes was driving a Honda when he allegedly struck two vehicles, a Ford and a Mercury, that had stopped to check on a previously crashed vehicle. According to police, two Mercury passengers were killed in the crash.
According to police, firefighters who were treating Holmes after the crash discovered a fully loaded handgun on him.
According to police, Holmes was taken to a local hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.
On Jan. 24, the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office charged Holmes with one count of armed habitual criminal, but he was released after posting $5,000 bond.
According to police, the state’s attorney’s office issued an arrest warrant for Holmes on Feb. 3 for aggravated DUI resulting in death following an investigation.
Holmes turned himself in on new charges on Monday and was scheduled to appear in bond court on Tuesday.
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