CROWN POINT — A man charged in a four-car crash that killed a Winfield man last month wants his bond reduced.

An attorney for Richard A. Westerhoff, 29, of Lake Station, requested a bond reduction hearing during Westerhoff's formal appearance Friday before Magistrate Kathleen Sullivan.

Sullivan set a bond reduction hearing for 8 a.m. Feb. 1 in Lake Criminal Courtroom 3. She also affirmed an omnibus hearing for 8:30 a.m. March 15.

Westerhoff is accused of driving drunk and with cocaine and marijuana in his system Dec. 10 when he caused a four-car crash that killed 20-year-old Julian Tinoco, of Winfield, and injured himself and two other people.

He has pleaded not guilty to 15 counts filed Dec. 18 in connection with the crash in Winfield.

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Police said Westerhoff was driving west on 109th Avenue when he crossed the center line at Deer Creek Drive and collided with three other vehicles. He hit a 2006 Honda, a 2008 Ford Escape and a 2014 Chevrolet Impala driven by Tinoco.

In addition to alcohol and drugs, speed was determined to be a factor in the crash, police said.

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