November 28th, 2012 at 10:57 pm
A Far South Side man is facing charges after crashing his sports utility vehicle into a pickup truck, leading to the death of the pickup’s driver. The driver of the SUV was charged with aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol, Illinois State Police said. The Chicago Tribune reported a story on the case.
Tyrone Allen Stokes, 42, faces aggravated DUI charges in the death of a 21-year-old Phillip Briner of Crown point, Indiana. Stokes crashed his SUV into a pickup truck on the Dan Ryan Expressway on November 10. The victim, Briner, was identified by the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
Stokes’ bail was set at $450,000 at the Cook County Bond Court hearing.
Stokes drove a red 2002 GMC, and after the crash, he cooperated with the police and did standard field sobriety tests at the scene. His blood-alcohol level was measured at 0.106, which is more than the legal limit of 0.08, police reports said.
Both cars were heading south on the expressway when Stokes went from the far-right lane to the far-left lane, smashing into Briner’s truck. Witnesses said the trucks first hit the left wall and then the right wall before coming to a stop. An autopsy confirmed that Briner died of injuries from the crash.
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