Jackson County prosecutors have charged a Lee's Summit resident in a March traffic fatality along Interstate 470 that killed a 58-year-old man.
Dung N. Phan, 41, faces a Class B Felony of DWI-Death of Another Not a Passenger. Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced the charge Wednesday afternoon.
According to a reconstruction of the March 5 crash, Phan is accused of traveling 84 mph when he ran into the back of a Chevrolet Trailblazer on I-470, south of U.S. 40 Highway. The driver of the Trailblazer, Carl Anthony Martin, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Phan was transported to an area hospital after the 11:25 p.m. crash and reportedly told a Missouri Highway Patrol trooper that he had been at work and was headed home at the time of the incident. When the trooper asked Phan if he had been drinking, Phan said he had "a couple shots of Hennessy," according to a court affidavit.
Toxicology reports later revealed Phan's Blood Alcohol Content was .126.
Prosecutors requested a $25,000 bond.