After watching the Super Bowl, Jason Wepsiec left his home in Sauk Village to see his fiancé in Plainfield. What Wepsiec and his fiancé did not know is that he would be killed in a car accident later that morning by an alleged drunk driver. Wepsiec was traveling down I-80 outside of Chicago when the operator of an Infinity, traveling the wrong direction, crashed into Wepsiec. At age 34, Wepsiec was killed along with three of the four people in the Infinity including the driver.
According to police, the driver of the Infinity, Gustavo Vargas, was traveling down I-294 when he inadvertently turned onto westbound I-80. Rather then wait until the next exit, Vargas decided to make a U-turn on I-80 heading east in the westbound lanes to get back to the northbound Tri-State expressway. As a result of the head on collision, the Infinity exploded into flames. Both vehicles involved in this horrific car accident are nearly unrecognizable. The impact was so severe that the frontend damage to Wepsiec's Ford Escort extended to the back seat.