A Necedah man was recently charged with second-degree reckless homicide and jailed following a fatal crash in November 2012. If the 31-year-old is convicted, he could be sentenced to up to 25 years in prison because of his role in the auto accident, which occurred in the city of Lemonweir north of 47th Street on 15th Avenue and claimed the life of the passenger in the vehicle he was driving. Neither the driver nor his passenger, a 28-year-old woman, was wearing a seat belt at the time of the incident, and both were ejected from the vehicle; these details were later ascertained by an accident reconstruction team, who used evidence that included tire marks left behind at the scene to additionally determine that the man had been driving at around 90 miles per hour when he failed to stop at a stop sign.
The case of a fatal car accident in July has recently reached a conclusion that resulted in the conviction and sentencing of a Green Bay man. The incident occurred on Main Street in Green Bay. An 18-year-old man caused a car accident that resulted in the wrongful death of a 52-year-old man. Rather than stop and render aid, the 18-year-old driver fled the scene. His brother drove him to Milwaukee, and he then traveled to Mexico. The man later returned to the area, and police arrested him after discovering him hiding in a Howard area home. He was convicted for the hit-and-run accident that resulted in the death of an innocent man. His punishment includes a sentence of three and a half years imprisonment followed by an additional three and half years of extended supervision. In addition, he was ordered to pay restitution for the costs of the victim's funeral. The family of the deceased may also choose to file a wrongful death suit against him.
Last May, a Hilbert man crashed into 10 motorcyclists after allegedly crossing the centerline. Two of the motorcyclists who were struck were killed, and eight others were faced with serious personal injury. While their injuries ranged in severity, one of the motorcyclists lost his leg, and both he and one other were placed on life support.Hospital liens for medical expenses totaling more than $400,000 have been placed on the man and his aunt, who was the owner of the vehicle that he was driving. More than one civil suit has been filed by the victims of this event and their insurance companies against several defendants, including the Hilbert man.
While all fatal auto accidents are tragic, they are especially tragic when the driver is drinking and has previous OWI convictions. This was the case in a recent crash that killed an 80-year-old man and injured his 81-year-old female passenger. The driver responsible for that accident was cited for drunk driving for the second time.The accident occurred in Nekimi, a town in Winnebago County, and involved a 57-year-old driver who collided with another vehicle driven by the victim. The victim died and his passenger was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The driver who caused the accident was also treated for minor injuries at a local hospital.
A 22-year-old man charged with DUI in a boating accident that killed a passenger has pled not guilty to the charges. The crash occurred on Castle Rock Lake in July, when the defendant was driving a boat after partying. He was allegedly drinking at the time and ran into a bridge pillar, killing a male passenger. A blood alcohol test registered the driver's BAC at .13 percent at the hospital following the crash.The driver is charged with homicide as well as intoxicated operation of a boat. When he was brought into court to enter a plea, he remained silent, and the judge eventually entered a not-guilty plea on behalf of the defendant. There is no information at this point on a possible bond for the driver or on the reason he refused to enter a plea.
The dismissal of homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle charges against a 42-year-old Green Bay motorcyclist may not be the final chapter in a story that began in a roadside ditch in Oconto County. The scene could shift next to a civil court if the family of the passenger who was killed chooses to pursue a wrongful death claim. An issue that may arise is whether the victim assumed the risk of injury by getting on the motorcycle with someone who might have been intoxicated. According to police, the motorcyclist admitted that he hit gravel and went into a ditch. The 39-year old female passenger died from multiple injuries. The police charged the motorcyclist with homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle because he had a blood alcohol concentration of 0.118 percent at the time of the fatal accident. The legal limit blood alcohol concentration for driving in Wisconsin is 0.08 percent.
A Wisconsin man was recently sentenced to time in jail after causing a car accident because he was texting and driving. He received a sentence of 10 years for his negligent actions.The accident occurred in December 2010. The defendant was driving and approaching a stop sign when he failed to stop, which resulted in a collision with another vehicle. The man driving the other vehicle was ejected from the driver's seat and died at the scene.
A crash on Highway 93 resulted in the wrongful death of a 9-year-old child after a driver struck the car in which the child was riding. The driver apparently crossed into lanes of oncoming traffic after losing control of his vehicle, hitting the other car and causing a serious collision. The driver was cited with driving too fast for conditions and taken to an area hospital to be treated for injuries sustained in the crash. The victims in the other car included an adult and three children. All were taken to the hospital with injuries, and the 9-year-old child later died from his injuries. The family of the child may have grounds for a wrongful death lawsuit given the circumstances of the accident.
In an auto accident that may lead to a wrongful death liability case, an elderly Wisconsin woman was killed in a two-car collision that occurred in the Village of Nora at the intersection of North Stagecoach Trail and North Tiger Whip Road.Authorities stated that the 69-year-old victim from South Wayne was killed when her vehicle was hit by a vehicle driven by a 26-year-old woman from Monroe. The 26-year-old driver failed to stop at a stop sign and hit the driver's side of the victim's car. The victim was airlifted to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead.
A 65-year-old Wisconsin man is awaiting trial where he will face charges of second-degree reckless homicide and negligent homicide. The man is accused of causing the death of a 37-year-old woman while driving on a wet road.After a police investigation, authorities have stated that the 65-year-old man was driving behind a truck pulling a trailer on a wet road. While stuck behind the truck, the man then attempted to pass it; he momentarily lost control of the vehicle and then collided head-on with an oncoming car driven by the 37-year-old woman, killing her in the accident.