A fifteen-year old teenager from Wisconsin died after a crash involving a drunk driver. The car she was riding in was also carrying other teenagers who were badly inured in the accident in Wisconsin’s Madison. The five other teenagers in the vehicle were in the hospital on Saturday. The authorities have mistakenly reported the death of two teens earlier this Saturday.
The young girl was killed at the scene of the accident. The deadly injuries she suffered occurred in a two-vehicle accident that happened just before midnight on Friday night. A second fifteen-year-old girl is in critical condition with life-threatening injuries at a nearby hospital.
The driver of the vehicle, a fifteen-year-old male, lost control of his car and hit an SUV traveling in the opposite direction. The SUV’s driver, a 40-year-old man, was arrested for operating while intoxicated and booked into the Dane County Jail.
According to Madison Police, a 13-year-old female remained in critical condition on Saturday. The 15-year-old male was stable, and a 13-year-old female and 14-year-old male were in good condition.
According to Wisconsin DUI Law: “If a person causes the death of another person or an unborn child by operating or handling a vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant or having a detectable amount of a restricted controlled substances in their blood, or if the person has a prohibited alcohol concentration level, they may be charged with vehicular homicide while intoxicated – a class D Felony, unless the person has a prior qualifying conviction, suspension, or revocation, then they may be charged with a class C Felony. For a class C Felony, the penalty is a fine of up to $100,000, or imprisonment of up to 40 years, or both. For a Class D Felony, the penalty is a fine of up to $100,000, or imprisonment of up to 25 years, or both.”