Indiana man arrested for fatal crash killing 3-year-old

June 8, 2018

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. (AP) — Illinois State Police have arrested an Indiana man in connection with a crash that left a 3-year-old child dead.

Matthew Munz turned himself over to police Wednesday. Authorities say the Zionsville man was driving in the Chicago suburbs March 23 when he failed to stop for a car stalled in Interstate 90 traffic. The crash resulted in critical injuries to the front seat passenger and the death of a 3-year-old in the back seat.

A state police investigation found Munz was using his cellphone in the moments before the crash.

The 49-year-old man has been charged with two felony counts of Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Communication Device. Munz paid $10,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court next month.

It’s unclear if Munz has legal representation.

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