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Trooper Chad Martinez injured in crash with driver Magana Leonel, 27, on Madison Street in Oswego, Illinois
The public is reminded that all arrested persons are merely accused of the charges against them and are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.
Illinois State Police (ISP) officials announced charges stemming from the crash that resulted in a line-of-duty injury to Trooper Chad Martinez who is assigned to ISP District 5 in Lockport. On April 12, 2015, at approximately 2:50 a.m. Trooper Martinez was traveling westbound on Madison Street in Oswego. As he entered the intersection of Jackson Street a southbound Chrysler Pacifica on Jackson Street failed to stop at the stop sign and struck Trooper Martinez’s squad car. The Chrysler was driven by Magana Leonel, 27, of Aurora, Illinois. Leonel was subsequently charged with Driving Under the Influence. Leonel posted bond at Oswego Police Department and was issued a court date.