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Man to face manslaughter charge in August drag racing death – Chicago Tribune


A 27-year-old man has been charged with negligent homicide in the death of a 40-year-old woman who was a pedestrian in August while he was allegedly drag racing on the Southwest Side.

Aaron Guerrero, of the 3100 block of West 42nd Place, was charged Wednesday with reckless homicide by vehicle and aggravated street racing, Chicago police said.

Guerrero was arrested Tuesday after he was identified as the driver of a Corvette that was speeding in the 3400 block of West 63rd Street and fatally struck a 40-year-old woman, identified as Showman Meireis, who was in a crosswalk.

In an earlier report, two Corvettes were traveling south on the 6400 block of South Titzer Avenue near Midway Airport around 1:30 a.m., according to a report obtained by police. Authorities said when one of the drivers changed lanes, the car hit another vehicle and Meireis, a woman who was in the crosswalk.

Meireis was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where she was pronounced dead. She would have turned 41 that Monday, the police report showed.

The Chicago Police Department is targeting a crackdown chaotic street drag races and drivers doing stunts in illegal street shows.

Guerrero was scheduled to appear for a bail hearing on Wednesday.


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