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Brayer Arias-Colazo

Brayer Arias-Colazo, 30, of Carpentersville.

A man has been sentenced to four and a half years in prison after pleading guilty in a high-speed drunk driving crash that killed a 5-month-old baby and left other children injured in Barrington Hills.

Brayer Arias-Colazo, 30, of Carpentersville, was charged with eight counts of aggravated driving under the influence, reckless homicide and speeding 35 mph or more over the limit.

Court records show Arias-Colazo entered into a negotiated plea deal in November.

He pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated driving under the influence causing death, a Class 2 felony.

The crash occurred around 7 p.m. on November 3, 2016, at the intersection of Route 25 and Silverstone Drive on the border of Algonquin and Barrington Hills.

The Barrington Hills Police Department said Arias-Colazo was traveling southbound on Route 25 in a 2001 Ford pickup truck.

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Charles Dietz Jr

Charles Dietz Jr., 73, of Barrington Hills. | Photo: Shalom Memorial Funeral Home

A woman has filed a lawsuit against a driver who allegedly ran a red light and crashed into her and her husband’s car in Barrington Hills, leaving her husband dead.

Chicago-based law firm Cavanagh Law Group filed a three-count negligence lawsuit earlier this week in Cook County Circuit Court.

The suit was filed on behalf of 71-year-old Ilene Dietz following the death of her husband, Charles Dietz Jr., 73, of Barrington Hills.

Ilene Dietz was a passenger in a 2020 Tesla with her husband, Charles Dietz, who was driving on November 4.

The lawsuit accuses the other driver, 34-year-old Matthew Zavala, of running a red light, driving too fast for conditions and crashing into the Tesla at Route 68 and Route 59 in Barrington Hills.

The complaint also names the owner of the 2013 Nissan Rogue, which Zavala was driving at the time of the crash.

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Crash with entrapment at Barrington Road and Algonquin Road in South Barrington after suspects fled with multiple stolen autos from Motor Werks of Barrington.

Police from Barrington and Barrington Hills responded about 8:00 a.m. Sunday, January 22, 2023 to a report of a theft of multiple vehicles in progress at Motor Werks of Barrington, 1475 South Barrington Road in Barrington near the intersection of Dundee Road and Barrington Road.

Upon arrival, a suspect fleeing the scene in a stolen vehicle rammed a Barrington Police Department patrol vehicle, disabling both vehicles. Several other vehicles were also stolen from Motor Werks of Barrington, and the offenders stealing the vehicles fled at a high rate of speed.

According to the Barrington Police Department, police from Barrington and several other police agencies responded to the incident. According to Barrington Police Department, several suspects were taken into custody.

Crash scenes with personal injuries were reported at three locations: Dundee Road and Barrington Road, Algonquin Road and Barrington Road, and Dundee Road and Ela Road. Several of the vehicles were severely damaged, and a lot of debris from crashed vehicles was in the roadways after the crashes occurred. At one of the crash scenes, a vehicle hit a utility pole with power lines, but none of the power lines appeared damage, and the pole did not appear to damaged either. However, fire command requested ComEd responded to the scene to inspect the utility pole and power lines.

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Metra Train #712 at about 12:00 p.m. stopped on the UP Northwest Line just west of Ela Road after striking and killing a pedestrian (PHOTO CREDIT: Jimmy Bolf).

Police, firefighters and paramedics from Barrington responded about 11:27 a.m. Sunday, January 22, 2023 to a report that a Metra train on the Union Pacific Northwest Line hit a pedestrian near the block of 1100 South Northwest Highway in Barrington.

Metra train #712 is stopped just west of Ela Road after striking a pedestrian. All inbound and outbound trains were stopped just after 11:27 a.m. Metra train #712 on Sundays and holidays is an inbound train from Harvard to Chicago, and was scheduled to arrive at the following locations immediately after the Barrington Metra station

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Charles Dietz Jr

Charles Dietz Jr., 73, of Barrington Hills. | Photo: Shalom Memorial Funeral Home

A 73-year-old man who suffered critical injuries after his Tesla and an SUV collided in Barrington Hills has died in the hospital, authorities said.

The Barrington Hills Police Department and Barrington-Countryside Fire Protection District responded around 2:13 p.m. November 4 to Route 68 and Route 59 for a report of a vehicle crash with injuries.

Barrington Hills Police Department Public Information Officer William Walsh said the incident involved a 2020 Tesla and a 2013 Nissan Rogue.

A preliminary investigation shows the Nissan and the Tesla collided in the intersection. It is unknown which vehicle was at fault.

Walsh said the driver of the Tesla, a 73-year-old man from Barrington Hills, suffered life-threatening injuries.

The man was identified as Charles Dietz Jr., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Fire department radio traffic at the time indicated Dietz was unconscious and not breathing at the crash scene.

Paramedics transported Dietz to Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington.

The driver of the Nissan, a 34-year-old man from Lake in the Hills, was not seriously hurt.

The Major Crash Assistance Team of Lake County was activated and responded to the scene.

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Related:Barrington Hills man severely injured in crash

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A Barrington Hills man suffered life-threatening injuries in a crash Friday afternoon at routes 68 and 59.

A preliminary investigation shows 73-year-old man’s 2020 Tesla collided with a 2013 Nissan Rogue driven by a 34-year-old man from Lake in the Hills, according to a news release from the Barrington Hills Police Department.

The crash, which occurred about 2:15 p.m., is under investigation. Traffic was diverted from the area for about four hours

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The Barrington Hills Police Department is investigating a serious traffic crash at Route 59 and Route 68 which will require this intersection to be closed for the next several hours.  Accordingly, it is strongly suggested that motorists plan alternative routes and avoid this area.

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Long Grove

A box truck became struck the Long Grove Covered Bridge near Robert Parker Coffin Road and Schaeffer Road in Long Grove on Monday. | Photo: Chatter Box of Long Grove

A box truck was heavily damaged after it hit the historic bridge in Long Grove Monday afternoon. The bridge has been hit over 30 times now.

The white Chevrolet box truck hit the bridge, located at Robert Parker Coffin Road and Schaeffer Road in Long Grove, around 1 p.m. Monday.

The truck appeared to be traveling eastbound on Robert Parker Coffin Road when it struck the bridge’s canopy.

The bridge suffered visible damage. The truck’s windshield was shattered, the cab was pushed downwards and the middle section of the truck was also damaged.

The bridge was formerly named the Long Grove Covered Bridge.

It was renamed on Thursday to the Robert Parker Coffin Bridge, named after Robert Parker Coffin, who designed the bridge cover.

The Chatter Box of Long Grove, which is located down the street from the bridge, told Lake and McHenry County Scanner that the box truck driver was uninjured.

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Cindy Mulligan, stepdaughter of Donnie Rudd, in 2016 near Bateman and Dundee roads in Barrington Hills, close to the site where Noreen Kumeta Rudd died in 1973. (Stacey Wescott / Chicago Tribune)

Convicted murderer Donnie Rudd has died while serving his prison sentence — 49 years to the day after the death of his wife, whom he was found guilty of killing in 2018.

Rudd was an attorney and school board member in Hoffman Estates in 1973 when his wife of less than a month, 19-year-old Noreen Kumeta, died from what police believed at the time were injuries from a car crash in Barrington Hills, with Rudd behind the wheel.

Despite some of the unusual circumstances of the case — including that Rudd had been living with another woman and her children up until his wedding to Kumeta — Rudd remained a free man for four decades.

But authorities were prompted to take a fresh look at the case in 2013, after an Arlington Heights detective — while reviewing the 1991 unsolved murder of a local woman who was Rudd’s client — raised new suspicions. Kumeta’s body was exhumed and a pathologist found she’d died of blunt-force injuries to her skull that were inconsistent with a car crash.

In 2015, Rudd was arrested in Texas and charged in his wife’s murder. He was convicted in 2018, despite his continued assertions of his innocence.

Rudd, who was sentenced to 75 to 150 years in prison, died Wednesday.

Rudd was 80.

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Bateman County Line

(SUN AUG 21 2022) … Barrington-Countryside FPD firefighters and paramedics worked at the scene of a rollover crash with injuries at Bateman Road and County Line Road Barrington Hills. Second ambulance requested based on caller report. BC38 on arrival reports two vehicles with heavy damage, and one vehicle on its side, no entrapment. Extrication response held up. Paramedics evaluating two patient; one transport, one refusal. Firefighter/paramedics also helping a dog that was in one of the vehicles.

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