Driver in Fatal Milwaukee Uber Crash Charged With Homicide
A slew of felony charges have been made against Jasen Randhawa, the 23-year-old man that recently crashed into an Uber vehicle in Milwaukee, killing three passengers and injuring the driver.
The incident occurred about about 3:00 a.m. on a Sunday, when Randhawa sped through a red light on W. Clybourn St. and struck the Uber vehicle. Investigators argue that Randhawa was likely driving over 60 mph on a street with a 30 mph speed limit.
Evidence shows that Randhawa admitted to being drunk during the accident, part of his motivation for fleeing the scene of the crime. Luckily for prosecutors, the taxi that Randhawa took to get away from the crash had an internal recording system. A recording reflects that Randhawa made a phone call during his taxi ride in which he admitted to driving drunk. Randhawa also stated his plans to lie about what took place: he intended to claim that his vehicle had been stolen prior to the accident.
Randhawa turned himself in the day after the accident and now faces 12 felony charges, including three counts of second-degree reckless homicide. The charges do not include drunken driving, because at the time of Randhawa’s arrest, he was no longer intoxicated. This delay eliminated scientific proof of his driving under the influence, even though he admitted as much on the taxi recording.
If you or a loved one has been victimized by a drunk driving case like this one, you may be able to mount a successful case. Contact the Milwaukee personal injury lawyers of Domnitz & Domnitz, S.C. for a free consultation.