Man sentenced to prison in 2010 fatal vehicle crash

2013-07-09T15:46:00Z 2013-07-09T22:21:12Z Man sentenced to prison in 2010 fatal vehicle crashTimes Staff
July 09, 2013 3:46 pm  • 

HOMEWOOD | A former part-time Orland Hills officer was sentenced to 6 years in prison Tuesday in a 2010 fatal crash that killed a Homewood man.

DaVon Pitts, 20, was killed Sept. 12, 2010 in a crash on Interstate 80 near New Lenox. According to a news release, Robert C. Caputo, 62, of Orland Hills, was driving a pickup truck when he hit Pitts' vehicle, which was parked on the side of the road.

Caputo pleaded guilty in May to aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol. He was sentenced in Will County to 6 years in prison.

Pitts had stopped on the left shoulder of the road because of a flat tire and was on his cell phone during the time of the crash, according to the release. His car was rammed into a ditch where it caught on fire.

Caputo's truck became airborne and crossed into the westbound lanes. According to the release, Caputo's blood-alcohol level was .11 at the time of the crash. The legal limit is .08.

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