MILWAUKEE, WI — A 21-year-old man has been charged following a high-speed crash New Year’s Day that killed one person and left two critically hurt in northwest Milwaukee, reports WISN.
The fatal wreck occurred in 9800 block of West Good Hope Road, near 99th Street, at about 7:30 a.m.
An investigation found the suspect was driving a red Volkswagen Jetta at speeds well above the posted 40 mph speed limit when the car struck a Toyota Rav 4 carrying three occupants.
A 52-year-old Menomonee Falls man who was sitting in the front passenger seat of the Toyota was killed. The driver of the Toyota and a passenger in the back passenger seat suffered critical injuries.
The Jetta Volkswagen was found with a severely-damaged front-end and the speedometer fixed at 110 mph. Investigators recovered an open bottle of beer on the driver’s floorboard, as well as a can of beer in the backseat. Officials said results released from the State Crime Lab indicates the suspect’s blood-alcohol content was at .147, in excess of Wisconsin’s legal limit of .08. He was also found to have never been issued a driver’s license.
As of this writing, the suspect has been charged with “homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle, homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle with a prohibited alcohol concentration,” in addition to multiple counts of “injury by intoxicated use of a vehicle.”
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