Lake County Sheriff Arrests Driver “Under Influence of Cannabis” Following Investigation of Fatal Volo Car-Pedestrian Crash


Lake County Sheriff’s Office have brought charges against a Wauconda man following a fatal car vs. pedestrian incident that occurred early on May 5, 2016 in Volo. Yesterday, following a thorough investigation of a car vs. pedestrian incident that occurred on May 5, 2016 at 2:38 am, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Technical Crash Investigations Unit obtained an arrest warrant for Brandon A. Stang, 23, of the 400 block of North Main Street, Wauconda. He was charged with one count of Aggravated Driving Under the Influence of Cannabis – Causing Death (Class 2 Felony). Stang was the driver of the 2008 Ford Mustang, who struck a pedestrian, and it was determined Stang was driving under the influence of cannabis at the time of the crash.

The pedestrian, Stephanie V. Kostenko, 22, of Lake Zurich, was critically injured as a result of the crash, and later succumbed to her injuries.
Earlier today, Stang surrendered himself to the custody of the Lake County Sheriff’s Office. He is currently being held at the Lake County Jail on $100,000.00 bail.

Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies responded at about 2:38AM, Thursday May 5, 2016, to the fatal traffic incident on Route 12, south of Route 120, Volo. Deputies upon arrival found a Stephanie V. Kostenko with immediate life-threatening in the roadway after being struck by a car.

Preliminary investigation showed that a 2008 Ford Mustang was traveling southbound on Route 12, south of Route 120. As the driver of the Ford traveled south, he struck the pedestrian, who was in the roadway for an unknown reason.
The Lake County Coroner’s Office conducted an autopsy on Kostenko on May 6, 2016, in the morning.

Sheriff Curran reminds the public that the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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