By: Barbara Vitello
Source: Daily Herald
The surviving driver of a high-speed race that ended in an explosive crash in which two others were killed was convicted Thursday of aggravated street racing.
Cook County sheriff’s deputies took Timothy Salvesen, 39, of Bartlett, into custody as his wife and mother sobbed from the gallery of the Rolling Meadows courtroom. The six-man, six-woman jury acquitted Salvesen of the more serious charge of leaving the scene of a fatal accident.
Salvesen could face up to 12 years in prison. He could also receive probation, which defense attorney Dennis Berkson said he will request when Salvesen is sentenced, perhaps as early as Nov. 7, his next court date.
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