Sunday, October 2, 2016

Lisa Elner, a wife of a Chicago police officer, found guilty of a fatal DUI crash that killed her two passengers - Michelle Miranda, 37, of Berwyn, and Sandra Frankum, 36, of Bolingbrook were killed

A Cook County jury on Friday convicted the wife of a Chicago police officer on charges connected to a 2013 Lyons drunken driving crash that killed two women.

Lisa Elner was drunk and high on cocaine when she plowed through a concrete wall on Harlem Avenue in Lyons, prosecutors said. The van she was driving plummeted 50 feet to the road below, killing friends Michelle Miranda, 37, of Berwyn, and Sandra Frankum, a 36-year-old Bolingbrook mother of four, prosecutors said.

The 47-year-old Chicago woman boasted about having her husband's business card with her before climbing into Frankum's van as the three headed to another bar in Summit, prosecutors said.

"She grabbed the keys at the bar and said she was OK to drive and that she had her 'cop card,' " Cook County Assistant State's Attorney Michael Deno said.

CLICK FOR MORE