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July 01, 2013 | 03:21 PMELKHORN — A 24-year-old Woodstock man who is accused of driving drunk and killing a passenger is free from custody after posting a $20,000 cash bond.
Daniel P. Consolo has been charged with homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle.
Consolo was reportedly driving a Jeep on June 15 when it crashed into a tree. Kevin D. Green, 21, Fontana, died as a result of the accident.
Consolo faces up to 25 years imprisonment and $100,000 in fines.
On June 17, Consolo appeared in court when the $20,000 bond was set, which according to online court records was posted that day. Consolo is next due in court July 31 for a preliminary hearing.
According to the criminal complaint:
At 7:46 a.m. Walworth County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a report of a Jeep that had crashed into a tree.
The deputy on the scene reported that he saw several bottles of beer. Consolo was found lying near the driver’s side door of the vehicle.
Consolo was transferred to Mercy Walworth Hospital and Medical Center for a fractured femur. Consolo told emergency responders that he was the driver of the vehicle.
At the accident scene, Green was treated for his injuries. He later died of his injuries at Froedtert Hospital, Wauwatosa.
A sheriff’s department sergeant reported that he could smell alcohol on Consolo at the hospital. The sergeant also reported that Consolo appeared to be intoxicated.
On June 15, at 1:45 p.m., sheriff’s deputies went to Centegra Hospital in McHenry, Ill. At Centegra, Ryan and Adam Szudarski, two other passengers in the vehicle, were being treated for injuries they received in the crash.
Adam Szudarski told police that he, Ryan Szudarski, Green and Consolo began drinking in Illinois around 7 p.m. the previous day.
At around 5 or 6 a.m. they ran out of alcohol and drove toward a residence in Fontana. The group purchased more alcohol and continued to drink.
Adam Szudarski told police that Consolo was driving through fields and doing donuts on lawns. The crash occurred when Consolo went straight when he should have turned, Adam Szudarski said.
After the crash, the Szudarskis left the vehicle and were picked up by a friend.
The story was updated on July 10 to correct information about Kevin Green.