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DeKalb police release alcohol level in fatal crash

Published: Tuesday, May 6, 2014 10:02 p.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, May 6, 2014 10:18 p.m. CDT

DeKALB – Victoria “Vicki” Hale’s blood alcohol content was three times the legal driving limit when she crashed her Chevrolet Malibu into a tree and died April 13, authorities said Tuesday.

Hale, 26, of the 800 block of Fotis Drive in DeKalb, had a blood alcohol content of 0.24 percent, DeKalb Police Cmdr. John Petragallo said. She was alone in the car about 3:30 a.m. when she crashed in the 100 block of East Dresser Road.

Police found no witnesses to the accident, but a neighbor heard the impact and called 911, Petragallo said.

Hale was pronounced dead at Kishwaukee Hospital in DeKalb.

Hale, a single mother of a toddler, had worked as a certified nursing assistant at Kindred Hospital in Sycamore for about two years, her coworkers said. Kindred Hospital is a 69-bed transitional facility that specializes in long-term care for medically complex patients, according to its website.

Her son was receiving appropriate care from a family member at the time of the crash, Petragallo said.

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