Aurora man pleads guilty in fatal 2015 crash on I-88

Updated 5/15/2018 3:27 PM
  • Ubaldo Torres, 19, of Aurora

    Ubaldo Torres, 19, of Aurora Photo Courtesy Illinois State Police

An Aurora man has pleaded guilty to aggravated driving under the influence in an October 2015 crash that killed a 71-year-old Naperville man.

Ubaldo Torres, 21, of the 2200 block of Mayflower Drive, remains free on $150,000 bail but he is expected to be sentenced to four years in prison June 25.

DuPage Judge Robert Miller said he would make a recommendation to the Illinois Department of Corrections that Torres be entered into a boot camp program.

Boot camp inmates, by law, serve seven days for every 30 days of the sentence imposed by a judge.

Torres has been free on $150,000 bail since his August 2016 arrest. A DuPage judge signed the arrest warrant for Torres on July 20, 2016 after an investigation by the Illinois State Police.

Police responded to a two-vehicle crash at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 15, 2015, on westbound I-88 at milepost 133 near Downers Grove.

Authorities said Torres was driving a 1994 Chevrolet Suburban that crashed into a 2010 Chevrolet Traverse, driven by Robert F. Froom of Naperville.

Both Torres and Froom were taken to Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, where Froom later died from his injuries.

According to court documents, Torres had an unspecified amount of cannabis in his urine.

Torres faced 3 to 14 years in prison if he had been convicted on all charges.

Prosecutors said Froom's loved ones will be allowed to read victim impact statements at the June 25 sentencing hearing.

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