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Long Grove man pleads not guilty to new charges in fatal DUI crash

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A Long Grove man accused of being intoxicated during a September crash that killed a woman pleaded not guilty in Lake County court Thursday to three new counts of reckless homicide.

Stephen E. Tomczyk, 22, of the 3200 block of Middlesax Drive, was indicted on the additional counts Wednesday. In all, he faces six counts of reckless homicide.

Tomczyk also faces three counts of aggravated driving under the influence that resulted in death, and three counts of aggravated driving under the influence that resulted in bodily harm.

Lake County prosecutors clarified in court that Tomczyk faces a maximum of 14 years in prison if found guilty on the most serious charges of aggravated DUI that resulted in death when the case goes to trial March 3.

He is held in Lake County jail on $500,000 bail.

Authorities said Tomczyk's 2007 Ford F-150 collided with a 2011 Honda CRV driven by Jeewon Kim of Buffalo Grove about 6 p.m. on Sept. 5 at Westmoreland Drive and Route 83 in Hawthorn Woods.

The 47-year-old Kim was pronounced dead at the scene. Her 16-year-old daughter -- a passenger in the Honda -- was taken to Advocate Condell Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.

She survived the crash, authorities said.

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