• January 19, 2017

Teen Killed, Scott McAdams & Rich River, John Yanni & One Other Injured in Suspected DUI Accident in Dekalb Co., IL

Dekalb County, IL -- An alleged alcohol related incident took the life of an unidentified 18-year-old and left Scott McAdams, Rich River, John Yanni and one other with injuries in the area of DeKalb, IL Tuesday, January 17, 2017.

It appears a vehicle driven by 25-year-old John Yanni was headed west on Route 38 about 7:18 p.m. when the incident happened. The report claims his vehicle crossed the center of the road, striking the vehicle occupied by the deceased victim. A passenger in the struck vehicle was hospitalized with serious injuries.

Though the report is unclear in what capacity, it is claimed two more vehicles were involved.

Scott McAdams, 36, and 19-year-old Rich River were left with injuries as well.

The cause of the incident is unclear, but the investigation is being conducted as alcohol related.

Mr. Yanni has since been charged in relation to the incident.

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