Illinois: Pending law grad Laura Anne LaPlante took a cab; Eric Johnson drove his booze cruise…she is dead, he faces DUI murder rap

The driver, whose vehicle collided with the taxi, killing Laura Anne LaPlante, of Hancock, N.H., and injuring himself and two others, was charged in connection with the crash Saturday night.

Erik Johnson, 23, of the 3500 block of North Janssen Avenue, is due in court Sunday. He was charged with reckless homicide and driving under the influence.