Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Lukasz Marszalek, who was convicted of aggravated speeding in the 2011 accident that killed Julie Gorczynski, apologized in the courtroom before his punishment was handed down Tuesday, the Chicago Tribune reports.
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Wednesday, September 26, 2012
The convicted driver in the 2011 Orland Park crash that killed a Frankfort teen was sentenced to six months in prison Tuesday, the Chicago Tribune reports. READ: Frankfort Teen Dies in Orland Traffic Accident Lukasz Marszalek, who was living in Lemont at the time of the crash, was convicted of aggravated speeding after the Orland Park Police's traffic division reconstructed the accident and concluded that Marszalek was going at least 76 mph in a 40-mph zone and caused the June 10, 2011, accidentGorczynski, 17. Gorczynski's death inspired the recently adopted "Julie's Law," a measure that prohibits judges from granting supervision to offenders charged with going 30 mph over the limit on highways and 25 mph in urban areas. The law was signed…
Monday, July 23, 2012
Julie Gorczynski's family and friends attended a special ceremony Friday, where Gov. Pat Quinn signed a law to help prevent situations like the one that took Gorczynski's life. The Frankfort teen died in a car crash in Orland Park.
Saturday, July 21, 2012
Julie Gorczynski's family and friends attended a special ceremony Friday, where Gov. Pat Quinn signed a law to help stop situations like the one that took Gorczynski's life from happening again. The Frankfort teen died in a car crash in Orland Park.
If there was a shared sentiment Friday morning as Gov. Pat Quinn signed "Julie's Law" at a special ceremony at Lincoln-Way North High School, it was bittersweetness, the idea that something positive could come out of tragedy of Julie Gorczynski's death. Gorczynski was killed last summer after the car she was in was hit by a driver going more than 35 mph over the speed limit in Orland Park. The driver had been placed on court suspension seven times previously, all for excessive speeding. A week before the accident, the Frankfort teen had graduated from L-W North, and a week later, she was to turn 18. READ: Frankfort Teen Dies in Traffic Accident Family members, friends and government officials joined the governor at the signing Friday for …
Sunday, April 1, 2012
The bill, which was sponsored by Sen. Maggie Crotty in memory of Julie Gorczynski, would mandate stiffer penalties for speeders in certain situations, the Chicago Tribune reports.
Proposed legislation that would require tougher penalties for drivers traveling at least 25 mph over the speed limit was passed by the State Senate on Friday, a Chicago Tribune report stated. READ: Sharing Julie Gorczynski With the World The measure--known as Julie's Law--was sponsored by Sen. Maggie Crotty (D-Oak Forest) in remembrance for Julie Gorczynski, a Lincoln-Way North High School student who died in a car crash in Orland Park last year. Gorczynski, 17, of Frankfort, was killed last June after the 1997 Jeep Cherokee she was riding was hit by a 2009 Mazda driven by a 21-year-old man from Lemont. The Mazda was traveling at least 76 mph in a 40-mph zone, the Tribune report stated. Gorczynski would have turned 18 in less than a week. …