Bolingbrook Woman Killed After SUV Plunges Off Overpass, Driver Charged with DUI: Police
Two women -- one from Bolingbrook, and one from Berwyn -- were killed last month after their car plummeted off the Harlem Avenue bridge in Lyons. Now the woman believed to be the driver has been charged.
Last month, two women were found dead in a car that authorities believe jumped the barrier of the Harlem Avenue bridge in Lyons and plummeted 50 feet to the ground, according to the Bolingbrook Reporter.
Now, the woman believed to have been driving the car at the time of the accident has been charged.
Michelle Miranda, 37, of Berwyn, and Sandra Frankum, 36, of Bolingbrook were both found dead in the overturned car Jan. 26, according to the Bolingbrook Reporter.
The accident is believed to have occurred at 2 a.m. Police said there were no witnesses and no one called 911 about the accident until ten hours later, when a truck driver reported a car on its roof below the bridge.
At 7 a.m. Jan. 26, Illinois State Police picked up Lisa Elner, 34, who was reportedly in shock and possibly suffering from frostbite. She was transported to an area hospital for treatment. Police believe Elner was driving the car and failed to report the accident.
On Feb. 8, Elner turned herself in. She has been charged with two counts of failure to report an accident involving death, two counts of aggravated driving under the influence involving death, possession of a controlled substance (cocaine) and other traffic charges, according to the Bolingbrook Reporter.