CRETE – A suburban Chicago woman was charged with aggravated driving under the influence after backing a minivan over her 19-month-old daughter, killing the girl.
Police say 40-year-old Yvette Y. Guerrero-Silva of Steger was being held on $1 million bond after being charged Friday.
Authorities say police and fire department personnel summoned to a house in Crete late Wednesday and found Holly Silva injured. She was taken to St. James Hospital and Health Centers in Chicago Heights, where she was pronounced dead.
Crete police say Guerrero-Silva, who was driving with a suspended license, was attempting to back a vehicle down the driveway when it rolled over her daughter, who was playing nearby.
Police said Guerrero-Silva is being held in the Will County Jail, with additional charges against her pending.