The driver of a car that veered off a south suburban roadway over the weekend in a crash that killed two women was charged with marijuana-related DUI charges, authorities said.
One of the passengers, Sarah Shepard, 21, of Park Forest, was thrown from the car and died at the scene, authorities said. The second passenger, Cheyenne Cardosi, 21, of Cedar Lake, Ind., was taken to St. Margaret Mercy Hospital in Dyer, Ind., where she was pronounced dead.
Authorities initially didn't suspect drugs or alcohol as a cause but filed charges after doing a follow-up investigation.
Relatives for both women couldn’t be reached for comment.