The Naperville man identified by Illinois State Police as the driver of the Porsche that killed two people in a weekend crash on Interstate 88 already was facing financial and legal problems, according to records.
William Anthony Howe, 43, of the 2300 block of Emerson Lane, remained hospitalized Wednesday in critical condition, authorities said.
Contact information ( * required )
DuPage County State's Attorney Bob Berlin said the investigation into the fatal crash likely will continue for another week before a decision is made concerning possible charges against Howe.
Howe has been a licensed dentist in Aurora since 1993 and his current license is valid through September 2012, according to records available online at the state's department of professional and financial regulation. The telephone number at his last known office address was disconnected.
Records show Howe filed for bankruptcy several years ago and hasn't made payments on his $295,331 mortgage since March of this year.
On Friday, a DuPage County judge authorized the appointment of a special process server to serve Howe a summons issued July 27. He is due in court in December for that foreclosure case.
Howe also is due in DuPage County court on Aug. 30 in relation to a February DUI arrest. Howe also was arrested in Naperville in 2008 for driving under the influence of drugs and again in November 2010 for transportation of open alcohol. He's also faced domestic battery charges and violated an order of protection against him in separate 2003 instances.
Police have not yet been able to talk to Howe to learn why he abruptly made a U-turn into oncoming traffic about 6:30 p.m. Saturday near the Morton Arboretum in Lisle. Shortly after making the turn, Howe's car struck a 2004 Toyota Corolla head-on, killing Elmhurst residents Sherali Shalwani, 74, and Farzana Ali, 37.
Ali's husband, Karim Ali, remained hospitalized Wednesday in critical condition.