A University of Chicago student was killed on September 11, 2012 when he was struck by an out-of-control taxi in the River West neighborhood of Chicago. Eric Kerestes, 30, an MBA student, was waiting at a bus stop on Milwaukee Avenue when the cab struck him. The taxi driver, John A. Kesse, was a veteran driver with no violations to his record, and police say he was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the crash. Witnesses described the cab accelerating and weaving in and out of traffic. Mr. Kesse's attorney noted that the vehicle was not his usual cab and suggested that a mechanical failure may have been at fault. Mr. Kesse is being charged with reckless homicide.
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