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Court docket: Man charged in crash had suspended license

See Additionally 1 of two victims ID’d in lethal drag racing crash close to 76th and Silver Spring

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) — A 25-year-old Milwaukee man has been charged in connection to a crash that left two individuals useless.

The crash occurred close to 76th and Silver Spring on Sunday, Aug. 15. Police say two drivers had been drag racing when certainly one of them, recognized by authorities as 25-year-old Michael Howard, struck one other automobile and killed the 2 individuals inside. 

The velocity restrict for visitors on 76th Avenue is 35 mph. The grievance says a number of witnesses reported Howard and the opposite driver had been touring in extra of 80 mph. 

A number of witnesses reported to authorities seeing the silver sedan and purple sedan racing. One witness, an off-duty firefighter, stated he noticed the 2 vehicles swerving by visitors lanes, touring by the parking lanes, and chopping off different motorists. The felony grievance says the off-duty firefighter commented to his daughter the 2 drivers, “had been going to kill somebody.” 

In line with investigators, Howard admitted he was driving his silver Infiniti and racing his buddy in a purple automobile on Aug. 15. Howard reportedly stated they had been northbound on 76th Avenue and touring at a velocity he estimated to be about 70 mph. Howard acknowledged as he approached the intersection with Silver Spring, he noticed a automobile beginning to flip eastbound, and he slowed to what he believed to be 50 mph. The grievance says Howard didn’t decide about what the opposite automobile was doing quickly sufficient, and he collided with it.

The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Workplace recognized one of many victims as 21-year-old Danielle Jefferson of Milwaukee. Jefferson’s mom instructed officers her daughter was on her strategy to decide up her toddler youngster from day care on the time of the crash.

In line with the ME’s workplace, household of the second sufferer — a 66-year-old Milwaukee man — has not been positioned. Authorities are withholding his identification till household is notified.

Howard has been charged with the next: 

  • Second diploma reckless murder (two counts) 
  • Knowingly function a motorized vehicle whereas suspended – inflicting loss of life (two counts) 

Court docket paperwork say Howard’s license is suspended. Since 2017, he has been discovered responsible of working after suspension seven instances, three of which had been in 2021. Since 2017, he has been discovered responsible of rushing violations six instances. 

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