Marengo Man Convicted of DUI in Deadly Accident
Jury finds Daniel Bending guilty of DUI charges and causing death of 77-year-old man.
A McHenry County jury convicted a 49-year-old Marengo man of driving under the influence of alcohol in an accident that caused the death of a 77-year-old man in 2008, the McHenry County State’s Attorney said Monday.
Daniel Bending was found guilty of blood alcohol concentration of .08 or more (causing death) and driving under the influence of alcohol (causing death), prosecutors said.
Bending was arrested after striking Leonard Anderson, a 77-year-old truck driver, as he crossed Route 20 on foot in Marengo. Anderson survived the initial crash, but later succumbed to his injuries, prosecutors said.
A blood test revealed that the defendant’s blood alcohol concentration nearly two and a half hours after the accident was 0.081.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant State’s Attorney Patrick Kenneally, Robert Zalud, and Alexander Geocaris.