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Second Driver in Fatal December Accident Facing Homicide Charges

Mar 08, 2016 05:52PM ● By Steven Jack

The second driver involved in an Eola Road street-racing accident that killed an Aurora husband and father Dec. 4 has been charged with reckless homicide.

Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow announced Tuesday that Jeffrey Bledsoe, 20, of Plainfield was charged with nine counts of reckless homicide for his part in the accident that killed  49-year-old Charles Siebel. Siebel is the husband of a teacher at The Wheatlands Elementary School in School District 308. The couple’s 15-year-old daughter also was injured in the crash.

Bledsoe also was charged with two counts of aggravated street racing, one count of aggravated speeding and one count of reckless driving.

Bledsoe initially was charged with a series of traffic violations while The Will County State’s Attorney’s Office awaited the completion of the police investigation into the accident. The charges were filed in court Tuesday morning when Bledsoe appeared on the traffic violations, Glasgow said. Bledsoe will appear in court on the felony charges March 23.

During the crash it is alleged that Bledsoe was driving a Pontiac Grand Prix that caused a Dodge Charger driven by a 16-year-old Aurora boy to strike the Toyota Highlander driven by Siebel.

The 16-year-old boy, faces one count of Reckless Homicide and two counts of Aggravated Street Racing in Will County Juvenile Court. He is scheduled to appear in court on April 22.