Streamwood man faces murder charge after carjacking, fatal crash

Daily Herald report
Updated 2/16/2018 4:52 PM

A Streamwood man is facing charges of murder, vehicular hijacking and driving under the influence after he carjacked a vehicle in Chicago Tuesday night before causing a crash that killed one woman and injured another, authorities said.

Michael Jorgensen, 29, of the 1200 block of Tuscany Drive was charged with felony counts of murder, vehicular carjacking, two counts of aggravated DUI related to an accident or death, and two misdemeanor traffic violations.


According to Chicago police, Jorgensen was involved in an argument with a 31-year-old man on the 200 block of West Walton about 10:45 p.m. Tuesday. He then walked up to the man's vehicle, pulled him out of the driver's seat, punched him several times and then drove away in the vehicle, police said.

Soon afterward, Jorgensen was involved in a crash with the stolen vehicle on the 600 block of West Chicago Avenue that resulted in the death of a 69-year-old woman and injuries to a 36-year-old woman in another vehicle.

The victim of the vehicular hijacking later identified Jorgensen, who was taken into custody.

Jorgensen was denied bond Friday and will next appear in court on March 8.

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