Rockford, Illinois News

Belvidere man indicted in fatal car crash

Staff Report

ROCKFORD – A grand jury has handed down an 11-count indictment against a Belvidere man in a car crash that left a man dead last year.

Eliseo Jiminez, 61, is charged with four counts of aggravated driving under the influence resulting in death, four counts of driving under the influence and three counts of reckless homicide.

Feb. 4, 2019, Winnebago County deputies were called to investigate a two-car crash in the 6100 block of Harrison Avenue and discovered 60-year-old Russell Stauffer dead at the scene.

Charges against Jiminez were authored after a follow-up investigation.

Aggravated driving under the influence resulting in death is a Class 2 felony,
punishable by a sentence of three to 14 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by two years of parole.

Aggravated driving under the influence is a Class 2 felony with a sentencing range of
sentence of three to seven years in the Illinois Department of Corrections and two years of parole.

Jimenez faces two to five years in prison on the Reckless homicide charge.