Homicide charges filed in crash that killed two in Milwaukee
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Milwaukee man accused of drag racing and causing a crash that killed two people has been charged with reckless homicide.
According to a criminal complaint, witnesses told police it appeared a car driven by 25-year-old Michael Howard was racing another vehicle when he struck a third vehicle, killing its two occupants on Aug. 15.
The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the victims as 66-year-old Neil McCarthy and 21-year-old Danielle Jefferson, both of Milwaukee.
Investigators say Howard was going about 55 mph in a 35 mph speed zone.
He’s charged with four felonies, including two counts of second-degree reckless homicide and two counts of knowingly operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, causing death.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Aug. 30.