One dead, several injured in crash outside Genoa
GENOA – A 44-year-old Rockford man was charged with felony DUI in connection to the crash that killed a 34-year-old Sugar Grove man and injured five others.
Howard Castleman, of the 2900 block of Sunnyside Road in Rockford, was charged with felony aggravated driving under the influence, driving under the influence and improper lane use, DeKalb County Chief Deputy Gary Dumdie said. He was taken to DeKalb County Jail after being treated at Kishwaukee Community Hospital.
Police suspect Castleman was under the influence of drugs at the time of the crash, Dumdie said. His bail was set at $500,000 Thursday, which requires posting $50,000 for release while the case is pending. The most serious charge typically is punishable by up to 14 years in prison.
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