A St. Charles Township man faces as many as 10 years in prison after he pleaded guilty for striking a child with his pickup truck in May and then fleeing the scene without reporting the crash.
Brian J. Quartuccio, 42, pleaded guilty Thursday (Oct. 3, 2019) to the offenses of:
- Failure to report an accident or injury, aClass 2 felony.
- Driving while license revoked, a Class 4 felony.
In addition, Quartuccio acknowledged that by committing the offenses he violated terms of a sentence of probation for a 2017 offense of driving while license revoked.
Kane County Circuit Judge Donald M. Tegeler, Jr., accepted the plea and set Quartuccio’s next court appearance for 1:30 p.m. Dec. 18, 2019, for sentencing. Quartuccio faces a sentence of probation or between three and 10 years’ imprisonment in the Illinois Department of Corrections.
At about 1 p.m. May 12, the victim, a 7-year-old child later identified as Lexi Hanson, was riding her bicycle south on Illinois Avenue in the Valley View portion of unincorporated St. Charles Township when Quartuccio, driving a 2003 black Dodge Ram pickup truck struck the victim, causing injuries to the victim.
Quartuccio failed to stop and provide aid to the victim, and instead fled the scene. He also failed to report the crash. Quartuccio’s driver’s license was revoked at the time because of a prior DUI offense.
In addition, Quartuccio was serving a sentence of probation for a prior felony offense of driving while license revoked. In total, Quartuccio has four prior convictions for driving while license revoked, and two prior convictions for the offense of DUI.
Quartuccio remains free on $35,000 bond.
Kane County Assistant State’s Attorney Joseph Cullen prosecuted the case.
SOURCE: Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office news release
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