Cop charged in 6 a.m. DUI crash that killed off-duty officer
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Erin Zilka, Charles Schauer

via WGN:

BERWYN, Ill. (WGN) -- Officers in Berwyn are grieving the loss of one of their own, 33-year-old Officer Chuck Schauer.

Ofc. Schauer, a 10-year veteran, was killed while off-duty in a car crash on Interstate 55 Sunday.

Illinois State Police said 35-year-old Erin Zilka, who has worked as a Joliet police officer for the past 12 years, was driving under the influence at the time of the crash.

According to police, a box truck and a pickup truck got into an accident and stopped on two southbound lanes of I-55 around 6 a.m. Sunday. Shortly after, Zilka crashed a Dodge Durango into the stopped box truck. Her passenger, Schauer, was killed in the crash.

Zilka was hospitalized for non-life-threatening injuries. She is charged with a DUI and driving too fast for conditions.

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