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DUI charge for mother after 9 children injured in crash

Friday, August 02, 2013
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A 30-year-old Chicago mother has been charged with drunk driving after she was involved in a rollover crash that left nine children injured Friday morning on the South Side.

The woman, identified by state police as Tonica Conwell, reportedly lost control of her Chevy Suburban shortly after midnight near I-57 and 99th Street.

Police say there were 11 kids ranging in age from 3-14 in the vehicle when it crashed.

Police say some are Conwell's children.

State police say none of the injuries appear life-threatening.

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