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posted: 1/26/2014 1:14 PM

18-year-old charged in fatal Glenview crash

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  • Dustin Aranda

      Dustin Aranda

  • Jocelyn Maldonado Verdin

      Jocelyn Maldonado Verdin

Daily Herald report

A Des Plaines area man is facing DUI charges in a fatal crash in Glenview.

Dustin Aranda, 18, was charged Thursday with aggravated driving under the influence causing death and possession of cannabis with intent to deliver after his car struck a 65-year-old pedestrian on Jan. 17.

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Aranda tested positive for THC and Benzodiazepine, police said.

Cook County Sheriff investigators also found a sealed bag with 27 grams of marijuana, authorities said.

Police said Aranda's beige 2002 Chevrolet hit Janina Kasperek about 11:20 a.m. on the 300 block of Greenwood Avenue. The Niles woman was found in a drainage area on the west side of the road, police said.

Kasperek was taken to a nearby hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

A Cook County judge set bail for Aranda at $270,000.

Jocelyn Maldonado Verdin, 18, of Niles, a passenger in Aranda's vehicle, was charged with possession of cannabis with intent to deliver.

Verdin's bail was set Friday at $20,000.

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