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Driver in Hebron-area fatal crash faces murder, DUI charges

William Bishop, 42, of Chicago
William Bishop, 42, of Chicago

A 42-year-old Chicago man involved in a May 18 fatal crash near Hebron now faces added criminal charges, including murder.

William Bishop, of the 300 block of North Jefferson Street, arrived at the McHenry County Jail at 3:25 p.m. Monday. He faces charges of murder, aggravated driving under the influence, reckless homicide, aggravated aggravated reckless driving and aggravated battery tied to the two-vehicle crash, McHenry County Sheriff’s Deputy Sandra Rogers confirmed.

A McHenry man, 41-year-old Jason E. Miller, died as the result of the crash that occurred in the 1500 block of Vanderkarr Road.

Police have said a Jeep Grand Cherokee, driven Bishop, was traveling west on Vanderkarr Road at the time of the crash. The Jeep entered the oncoming traffic lane and the eastbound shoulder, where it struck the front of an eastbound Chevrolet cargo van, driven by Miller.

The crash sent Bishop and a 56-year-old passenger in Miller’s van to the hospital. Miller was pronounced dead at the scene.

Further details about the charges against Bishop were not available Monday evening, although the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office has said they are working on a news release with more information.

Bishop remained at the McHenry County Jail late Monday. A judge is scheduled to determine Bishop’s bond at 8 a.m. Tuesday, jail records show.

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