Charges have been filed against the Far South Side man who was driving a sport utility vehicle when he crashed into a pickup truck on the Dan Ryan Expressway early Saturday, killing the pickup’s driver.
Tyrone Allen Stokes, 42, of the 10200 block of South Carpenter Street, was
charged with aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol in the death of
Phillip Briner, 21, of Crown Point, Ind.
Stokes submitted to standard field sobriety tests administered by troopers on
the scene and his blood alcohol content was measured at 0.106, more than the
legal limit of 0.08.
Stokes was behind the wheel of a red 2002 GMC that crashed into a pickup
truck being driven by Briner early Saturday morning on the Dan Ryan Expressway
near 95th Street.
Both trucks were heading south around 1:30 a.m. when Stokes crossed from the
far-right to the far-left lane of the 5-lane highway and smashed into Briner. A
witness who saw the crash in the rearview mirror told police that both trucks
hit the far left wall, crossed traffic again and hit the right wall before
coming to rest.
An autopsy Saturday determined Briner died of multiple injuries from the
collision and his death was ruled an accident.
Briner was pronounced dead at 2:05 a.m. at Advocate Christ Medical Center in
Oak Lawn at 2:05 a.m.