5-year sentence in fatal rollover wreck


The driver of a car involved in a fatal rollover accident last year has been sentenced to five years in prison.

Evanston police say Monica Wallace, 43, of Evanston, pleaded guilty to a chage of aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol resulting in death in Skokie district court on Tuesday.

The accident occurred at 2:20 a.m. in the 1700 block of Dodge Avenue on Sept. 27, 2015. The car Wallace was driving struck several parked vehicles and rolled over.

A passenger in Wallace's car, Lamart Bailey, 45, of Evanston, died at Evanston Hospital of injuries received in the crash. Bailey, a U.S. Army veteran, had been trapped in the overturned 1998 Nissan and had to be extricated from the car by the fire department.

The accident was investigated by the North Regional Major Crimes Task Force Major Crash Assistance Team.    

Relatives of Bailey as well as a victim advocate from the Evanston Police Department were in the courtroom during the sentencing.

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