Forest Park officers, responding to an accident with injuries on I-290 that killed two women around 3:34 a.m., Jan. 12, observed a man in a light-colored hooded sweatshirt running westbound on the highway away from the scene of the accident. According to reports, Aaron I. Moore, 26, of Chicago, was running with a limp and did not stop even when police drove behind him with flashing lights. An officer exited his squad car with a Taster X26 device un-holstered and ordered Moore to get down on the ground and place his hands behind his back. Moore reportedly complained of injuries to his arm and back and stated, “I was running to go get help.”

After loading Moore into the back of the squad car, the officers continued to the scene where they found Moore’s 2012 Dodge Durango abandoned and smashed into the rear of a 1998 Ford Windstar. Investigators said the Windstar had stalled in the highway’s center lane. An officer stayed with Moore in the squad car as other officers and paramedics attended the accident scene. During his time in the squad car, Moore reportedly complained about his injuries and made “confessional” comments about the accident, which were videotaped by the camera in squad car No. 610.

Two women were killed in the accident and a third passenger in the van was injured and transported to a hospital. The Cook County Medical Examiner identified the women as driver Evelette Rivera, 30, and passenger Krystle Hernandez, 29, both of Chicago.

Forest Park police turned Moore over to the custody of the Illinois State Police. Video from the squad car was turned over to the Cook County Assistant State’s Attorney. State Police determined that Moore had alcohol and drugs in his system. He was charged with two counts of aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs and is currently awaiting trial in Cook County Jail with no bond. 

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