Park Ridge man charged in fatal West Town hit-and-run

A man has been charged in connection with a fatal hit-and-run crash in the West Town neighborhood Saturday afternoon.
March 25, 2014 3:17:03 PM PDT
A Chicago man who was struck by a car and killed over the weekend was trying to stop the suspect from driving, according to prosecutors.

Timothy McShane, 42, of Park Ridge, is being held on $350,000 bond. Prosecutors said in court on Tuesday that on Saturday McShane was cut off from drinking by bartenders at the Aberdeen Tap because he was drunk. McShane went to leave, prosecutors said, and Shane Stokowski, 33, followed him out. Prosecutors said Stokowski leaned into McShane's SUV to try to stop him. Stokowski was dragged down the street before he fell from the vehicle and hit his head.

"The driver came from the direction of the bar, came down this way. Someone said he parked right out front of the bar and like headed this way," said witness Aaron Pendleton.

McShane was charged with aggravated DUI that resulted in injury or death, failure to report an accident or death, reckless homicide and misdemeanor driving on a suspended license.

Stokowski, a graphic artist for Emmi Solutions in Chicago's Loop, was engaged to be married.


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