One of the other drivers, 25-year-old Anasis Knox, died shortly after the crash. Two others were taken to the hospital after the crash, one of them seriously injured.
Bruce has been charged with reckless homicide, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident and reckless driving, according to the Cook County Sheriff's Office.
In a statement Sunday, Orland Fire Protection Chief Ken Brucki said Bruce has been on leave due to an injury for the last eight months, and was in his personal vehicle at the time of the crash.
"Our condolences go out to the family of the victim," Brucki said in the statement.
"The accident investigation is in the capable hands of police, and the Orland Fire Protection District is cooperating fully with police investigators. We cannot comment further," according to the statement.
Bruce is scheduled to appear in bond court Monday morning.
Written by Chicago Tribune