Man Charged with DUI in Fatal Weber Road Crash

William Hayes faces 12 counts of felony DUI.

William Hayes. Credit: Will County Sheriff's police
William Hayes. Credit: Will County Sheriff's police
A Crest Hill man was arrested Friday on aggravated DUI charges in connection with a May 19 crash that killed a Romeoville father of two.

William C. Hayes, 30, of 1715 Arbor Lane, was arrested Friday after Romeoville police received the results of blood tests taken after the crash that killed 41-year-old Don Trasmonte and injured his wife, according to the Herald News.

According to police, at around 5:15 a.m., Hayes was driving a 2005 Dodge minivan south on Weber Road when he allegedly disobeyed the stop light and struck the Mistubishi SUV driven by Trasmonte, who was making a left turn onto Weber from Taylor Road.

Trasmonte was taken to Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. His wife, who was in the passenger seat, was hospitalized following the crash.

Hayes is being held at the Will County jail on $750,000 bond and is due to appear in court on Monday. He is charged with 12 counts of aggravated DUI.

Two fundraisers — an online GoFundMe account and a June 13 benefit at Fat Ricky's pizza in Romeoville — have been organized to help Trasmonte's wife and sons, ages 7 and 15. Click here to find out how to help.
T Villa Smith June 04, 2014 at 12:40 PM
@ Kristine Neumann I agree, on the Patch most every arrest is a DUI and your right these judges are a joke. I don't understand how individuals continue to get behind the wheel and unfortunately not that I'm wishing anything bad on the driver but all drunk drivers always walk away without a scratch and the people they hit end up seriously hurt or dead as in this case. DUI is getting out of control.
KIMBER45 June 04, 2014 at 02:22 PM
Kake. I knew he was a good,talented, big heart kind of guy before you said it!!
KIMBER45 June 04, 2014 at 02:30 PM
Put breathalyzers in all new vehicles? Really? So again let's push some bullshit on the law abiding citizens because of a few criminals. How about the police do their fing job and take care of these criminals. He had a DUI and still had a license? He had a DUI and still chose to drive drunk? Maybe the penalty for his first DUI didn't wake him up.
Kristine Neumann June 04, 2014 at 03:01 PM
Skb, you're taking your anger out on the wrong people. It's the judges that are not protecting the law abiding citizens by not imposing stiffer sentences. How do you know he had a license after his first DUI? It doesn't mention anything about a license in the article. The fault is with this driver that decided to drive while drunk & with all the judges that let these individuals out with a slap on the wrist.
KIMBER45 June 04, 2014 at 04:39 PM
There's no anger and i guess he would have a license because he's a great big hearted guy !!


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