Police: Impaired driver caused 2022 crash that killed Round Lake man, son

This report has been updated to reflect that the fatal crash occurred on Jan. 25, 2022.

A Wisconsin man was charged this week with reckless homicide and driving under the influence of drugs for his role in a January 2022 crash that killed a Round Lake man and his 5-year-old son, officials said.

The driver, Adam Peregrin, 41, of Twin Lakes, Wisconsin, is charged with two counts of reckless homicide and 15 counts of aggravated DUI, Round Lake Beach police said Thursday afternoon.

Police did not release the names of the man and boy who died.

Police said the crash happened January 25, 2022, when Peregrin, who was driving a truck, crossed the centerline of Route 83 near Lexington Drive in Round Lake Beach and struck the vehicle the man, his son and other family members were traveling in.

Investigators determined at the scene Peregrin was driving while under the influence of a controlled substance, police said.

He was taken into custody and brought to Lake County jail, where he remains.

Peregrin would need to post $100,000 in cash to be released while his case is pending.

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