West Allis Police said the fatal wreck occurred at the corner of South 60th Street and West Burnham Street on April 23.
Investigators say the young man appeared to have been intoxicated behind the wheel of a Pontiac when he sped through a red light at the intersection. Moments later, the Pontiac collided with a Jeep and two nearby pedestrians.
An 18-year-old woman, Maryxa Valle Zepeda, who is believed to have been a passenger in the Pontiac, died from her injuries at the scene.
The driver of the Jeep, an 18-year-old woman, and the two pedestrians, two men aged 53 and 50, were transported to an area hospital with undisclosed injuries. At this time, no information on their conditions has been released.
An investigative report by the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office suggests the causing vehicle was traveling as fast as 100 miles per hour at the time of the crash.
On Wednesday, April 26, West Allis Police announced that the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office charged the suspect, Jason Zamora, with one felony count of reckless homicide in the second degree.
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