Elmwood Park man charged with DUI after fatally striking woman in Morton Grove

An Elmwood Park man is facing charges after allegedly hitting and killing a woman while driving under the influence of alcohol Sunday night in suburban Morton Grove.

A 2018 Cadillac sedan driven by Christopher Harrington, 63, was traveling southbound around 8 p.m. in the 9200 block of South Harlem Avenue when it struck a 72-year-old Bernardita Libor in the roadway, police said.

Libot was transported to Lutheran General Hospital where she was later pronounced dead, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner's office.

Harrington was arrested following the crash. 

On Tuesday, Harrington was charged with a felony DUI resulting in death and misdemeanor charges. 


Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to contact Morton Grove police at (847) 470-5200.