Greendale police are investigating a fatal accident involving a Jimmy John's delivery driver.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Monday, July 9, 2012
Oak Creek man faces charges after he allegedly drove into a fatal accident investigation and told officers he will drive where he pleases.
A 30-year-old Oak Creek man is facing charges after he allegedly drove into a fatal accident investigation, then told Milwaukee police officers he could be there if he wanted because he's "god." Steven E. Harris was charged in Milwaukee County Circuit Court Saturday with one count of obstructing an officer. If convicted, he faces up to nine months in prison and $10,000 in fines. According to the criminal complaint: On July 6, Milwaukee police officers were at the scene of a fatal traffic accident in the 1200 block of East Oklahoma Avenue when Harris drove his Pontiac Vibe around a squad car, which was acting as a barricade to the scene, and into the active investigation. Officers told him he couldn't drive through the area, but Harris told…
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
The accident happened early Wednesday morning near 27th Street and Grange Avenue when a minivan reportedly slammed into a moving truck.
Updated: 10:30 a.m. May 30 One person is dead Wednesday morning following a two-vehicle crash on 27th Street involving a moving truck and a minivan, according to multiple media reports. The driver of the minivan was killed when that vehicle slammed into the moving truck at a high rate of speed in Milwaukee near Grange Avenue, according to FOX 6 News. The accident occured around 6:15 a.m., and the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's office was called to the scene about 45 minutes later, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. According to a Greenfield Patch Facebook user, the van was "speeding on 27th and Parnell. It was going at an excessive rate. It whizzed by the other cars. Then we heard the crash. Riding by it on the bus was awful…
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Crash occurred on July 17 near Nicholson and County Line roads.
Two citations have been issued to the driver in a fatal car-bicycle accident last summer after a Milwaukee County prosecutor declined to file criminal charges, according to a Journal Sentinel report. Joshua Chomicki was the driver in the crash that killed 56-year-old Sam Ferrito, who was riding his bicycle near Nicholson and County Line roads on July 17. The story says that Chomicki was cited by Oak Creek police for driving left of the center line and speeding, though there are still unanswered questions. Click here for the entire report.
Friday, August 19, 2011
Authorities continue investigation into Tuesday's crash.
As authorities continue their probe into exactly what happened during Tuesday's fatal accident, some details are beginning to emerge. An initial investigation reveals that Walter Lara was northbound on Chicago Road and waiting to make a left turn onto Oakshire Drive when he was struck from behind by a vehicle going about 40 mph, according to a police report. That caused Lara's vehicle to be pushed into the southbound lane, where he was hit again by an oncoming vehicle, the report said. Lara's vehicle ended up off the roadway while the other two cars came to rest on the street. According to the police report, the drivers of the other two vehicles were wearing their seatbelts and were uninjured. Lara, who was not wearing his seatbelt, was …
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Three-vehicle wreck occurred Tuesday on Chicago Road.
Oak Creek resident Walter Lara has been identified as the man killed in Tuesday's crash on Chicago Road, according to the Journal Sentinel. The accident occurred just before 7 a.m. at Chicago Road's intersection with E. Oakshire Dr. Lara, unresponsive when emergency crews arrived, was pronounced dead at the scene. Two other people in the accident, a 60-year-old South Milwaukee man and a 20-year-old Oak Creek man, were not injured. Authorities are still investigating the crash. Click here for previous coverage on Oak Creek Patch.
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Three vehicles were involved in crash near Highway 32 and E. Oakshire Drive.
updated 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. A 79-year-old Oak Creek resident was killed in a three-vehicle accident on Chicago Road Tuesday morning. The accident occurred just before 7 a.m. at Chicago Road's intersection with E. Oakshire Dr. The 79-year-old, unresponsive when emergency crews arrived, was pronounced dead at the scene. Two other people in the accident, a 60-year-old South Milwaukee man and a 20-year-old Oak Creek man, were not hurt. Their names, as well as the identity of the man who was killed, have not been released. The Oak Creek Police Department and Wisconsin State Patrol are investigating the accident. Chicago Road between Puetz and Forest Hill was closed Tuesday morning as yellow police tape surrounded the accident scene and neighbors…
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Police still investigating crash.
Authorities continue to investigate Sunday night's accident that killed a 56-year-old Oak Creek man, Sam Ferrito, who was riding his bicycle. Here's a few links from around the web regarding the crash: - Dave Schlabowske, in his blog Over the Bars in Wisconsin, notes that the stretch of road on which Ferrito is killed did not include a bicycle accommodation, like a bike lane or paved shoulder. - Tom Held of the Journal Sentinel spoke to Sam Ferrito's wife, Marcia, and provides a few more details about the crash in his "Off the Couch" blog. - Finally, here's a link to Ferrito's obituary.
Monday, July 18, 2011
Accident occurred near Nicholson and County Line.
Updated 5:20 p.m. Monday Oak Creek police continue to investigate a car-bicycle accident which killed a 56-year-old man Sunday. The bicyclist, identified as Sam J. Ferrito of Oak Creek, was struck near Nicholson and County Line roads about 6 p.m. Sunday. When officers arrived, Ferrito was barely breathing and losing blood, according to a police report. Flight For Life transported him to Froedtert Hospital, where he was pronounced dead shortly after 7 p.m. According to a police report, it appeared that both the vehicle and bicyclist were southbound on Nicholson Road. Police took a blood draw from the driver, an 18-year-old man, and sent it to the state crime lab. The Milwaukee County District Attorney's office will review the case this …
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Man who died is identified; sheriff's office still investigating.
Kristaps Andzans, a 21-year-old man from Chicago, has been identified as the driver who died late Monday in an accident on Interstate 94. The Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office this afternoon released more details on the four-vehicle accident, involving a minivan, which Andzans was driving, and three semi tractor-trailers. According to a news release: All traffic exited the freeway at Rawson Avenue due to construction and a road closure. The first semi slowed in the right lane, causing a chain reaction in which the minivan was hit between the second and third semis. The Oak Creek Fire Department extricated Andzans from the vehicle and initially called for Flight for Life, but it was called off as Andzans had died at the scene. He suffered …