A woman was killed and another injured after a suspected drunk driver crashed into the bus shelter at E 61st Street and S King Drive.
Errol Brice Charged with Reckless Homicide After Vehicle Hits Bus Shelter, Kills Woman
42-year-old former teacher Errol Brice has been charged with reckless homicide after allegedly crashing his SUV into a bus shelter, killing one woman and injuring a second in the process. Brice is charged with one felony count of reckless homicide with a motor vehicle.
Police say that at around 7:15 p.m. on Saturday, two women were at the bus shelter at 61st Street and King Drive in the Washington Park neighborhood when a Ford Explorer crashed through the shelter.
59-year-old Beverly Barney was hospitalized and eventually passed away on Sunday morning at the University of Chicago Hospitals. Another 60-year-old woman was hospitalized in good condition at St. Bernard Hospital.
After Brice was arrested, he allegedly told police that he had been drinking tequila before the crash. However, the Illinois State Police have not yet released the result of his blood-alcohol test.
Brice has a prior history of drunk driving and other driving offenses. He was convicted for DUI in 2003.
Brice has been ordered held on $50,000 bail and has another court appearance scheduled for September 5.
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