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Man Charged With DUI After Fatal Burbank Crash

CHICAGO (STMW) -- A southwest suburban man was charged and ordered held on $500,000 bond in connection with a Burbank crash that killed an elderly Chicago man.

Nicholas Raspanti, 42, of Hickory Hills, was charged with two counts of aggravated DUI in connection to a July 1 crash that killed 77-year-old Jozef Brzek, according to a statement from Burbank police.

About 6:45 p.m. on July 1, a vehicle traveling northeast on State Road near Mayfield crossed into oncoming traffic and crashed head-on with another vehicle traveling southwest, police said.

Brzek, of the 4300 block of Ford City Drive, was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he died at 9:19 a.m. on July 5, the medical examiner's office said.

An autopsy Sunday found he died of multiple injuries from a motor vehicle collision and listed heart disease as a secondary factor, the medical examiner's office said. His death was ruled an accident.

Raspanti was ordered held on $500,000 and is next scheduled to appear in court in Bridgeview on Aug. 8, according to the Cook County Sheriff's office.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2014. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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