Milwaukee, WI (May 15, 2023) – Four people were killed in a fatal drunk driving accident that took place at an intersection in Milwaukee on the night of Sunday, May 14.
According to Milwaukee County officials, the accident happened at 11:45 p.m. at the intersection of 60th Street and Fond du Lac Avenue. Police confirmed that a 32-year-old woman was driving her passenger vehicle in the area when she suddenly slammed into a vehicle full of people at the intersection. Police identified that the woman was driving under the influence at the time.
Paramedics, fire crews, and several other Milwaukee County responders were dispatched to the scene to assist those involved in the collision. A total of four people inside the second vehicle were tragically pronounced dead at the scene of the accident due to traumatic injuries. The victims have since been identified as a 1-year-old girl, two 15-year-olds, and a 17-year-old. Two others inside the same vehicle were hospitalized and are expected to make a full recovery.
The area was blocked off at the intersection for an extended period of time as police worked to clear the roadway.
Police said that the 32-year-old woman in the other vehicle was taken into custody on OWI charges. Her exact charges have not yet been released.
The investigation into the circumstances leading up to the accident remains ongoing at this time.
We would like to offer our warmest condolences to the family and friends of the victim whose lives were lost as a result of this accident. We hope that the injured victims also receive a speedy recovery.
Fatal Drunk Driving Accidents in Wisconsin
Everybody knows that driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is a dangerous mixture on our roads. Every year, hundreds of lives are taken throughout the U.S. due to drunk driving incidents. Between the years 2009 to 2018, in fact, it is estimated that 1,928 people were killed in fatal DUI accidents in Wisconsin alone. Losing somebody that you love in a fatal DUI accident might be one of the most devastating things that you have ever experienced, which is why you should seek the help of an attorney as soon as possible after an accident.
After losing somebody close to you in a fatal drunk driving accident, you may question where you can turn. Bringing any type of wrongful death claim can be a complicated matter, as these claims involve complex laws and strict deadlines. Proving that another party was driving while intoxicated at the time of your loved one’s accident will require outstanding evidence, which includes police involvement. If you have sustained these immense losses, speaking with a Milwaukee wrongful death attorney is essential.
At Zerbst & Kluck, S.C., our attorneys are here to help you move forward after you have lost a loved one in a fatal collision. Our attorneys possess the skills and training necessary to help you through this difficult time in your life so that you can get back on your feet. We will help you obtain compensation for a wide array of damages at this time. These include some of the following:
- Medical expenses
- Lost income and future lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Funeral and burial costs
- Loss of consortium and loss of companionship
Please do not hesitate to contact a wrongful death attorney in Milwaukee at (608) 223-1966 for more information on how we can assist you and your family at this time.
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