LITCHFIELD, IL (KTVI)-- A father has been charged with a DUI in an accident that killed his wife and their two children near Litchfield, Illinois.
The Macoupin County State Attorney’s Office could be filing additional charges soon.
This all started last Friday when the Chevy Impala the McGee family was traveling in was struck from behind by a van.
Illinois State Police say Alfredo McGee, Sr. was driving the car on Interstate 55 when it appeared to stop in the middle of the interstate. McGee`s wife and two sons were killed in the crash. The driver of the van was quickly cleared, but police believe McGee may have been drinking and driving.
Now because of his injuries, McGee was not arrested but will have to appear in court.
He is with his two young daughters, who also survived the crash.
Family members are still supporting McGee and say that the car stopped on the interstate because of an engine problem.