A Naperville dentist who allegedly killed two people after driving his Porsche the wrong way on I-88 earlier this month has been charged with reckless homicide, DuPage County State's Attorney's Office officials announced today.
DuPage County State's Attorney Robert Berlin said in a press release that William A. Howe, 43, faces two counts of reckless homicide following the deaths of Sher Ali Shalwani, 75 and Farzana Ali, 38, whose car he struck as he traveled westbound in the eastbound lanes of I-88 Aug. 6.
"On August 6, through no fault of their own, Sher Ali Shalwani, and Farzana Ali lost their lives in a terrible car crash," Berlin said in the statement. "If these allegations are proven true, Mr. Howe is responsible for this senseless loss of life and will be held accountable."
Witness accounts of the crash said Howe was throwing handfuls of cash from his vehicle just before turning around on the highway. Records indicate that Howe has a history of arrests for DUI, one of which occurred in February.
Sher Ali Shalwani and Farzana Ali were passengers in the vehicle that was struck by Howe and were headed to a religious ceremony when the crash occurred.