Britton man facing charges in fatality after I-75 accident

A local man was involved in a fatality on I-75 early Sunday morning according to online reports from The Detroit News and The Monroe Evening News. Timothy W. Proskie of Britton was driving southbound on I-75 in the northbound lanes at 12:20 a.m. when he struck a car driven by Jazzmine C. Pringle, 17, Detroit, who was returning to her home from Cedar Point.  The head-on collision killed Pringle instantly, said Michigan State Police Trooper Herman Brown of the Monroe Post. Pringle’s cousin, Tori B. Toliva, 17, Detroit, was treated for non life-threatening injuries.

Monroe County Chief Assistant Prosecutor Jack Simms said Proskie has been charged with one count of vehicular manslaughter.  Proskie’s arraignment has proved difficult because he is still hospitalized at Oakwood South Shore Hospital and will likely remain there for some time.

“His right ankle is shattered and his left foot is severely damaged,” said Michigan State Police Sgt. Bryan Sparks.

The pick-up truck Proskie was driving had empty beer cans in it, as well as a half-empty keg and a bottle of whiskey. More charges may be issued after toxicology reports return.

There were no skid marks at the accident scene, which indicate Proskie did not brake before the collision.  Brown believes the truck was traveling 70 to 80 mph and had been going the wrong way on I-75 for several miles before the crash.

Pringle was a 2011 graduate of Northwestern High School in Detroit and had enlisted in the Army according to area print and broadcast reports.

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