Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Mount Pleasant police are confirming the driver of the car struck by an Amtrak train drove down the tracks, forcing the collision that killed him.
**Updated 8:03 p.m. A 29-year-old Franksville man who was killed Tuesday afternoon when the car he was driving was struck by an Amtrak passenger train caused the accident that took his life, according to Mount Pleasant police. "According to our preliminary investigation, a train was traveling northbound, and the car was traveling southbound in between the two tracks," MPPD Chief Tim Zarzecki said. "The train tried to stop ... unfortunately they still collided, and that crash resulted in the death of the lone occupant of the vehicle." Authorities have not released the identity of the victim, but family members told Patch it was Ben Glaeser. They said he was suffering from depression and other mental illnesses, and likely parked his car on …
Police and rescue were called to the scene of a train vs. car accident Tuesday afternoon in Franksville.
Mount Pleasant Police Chief Tim Zarzecki Tuesday confirmed that Ben Glaeser, 29, of Franksville committed suicide by driving his car into an oncoming Amtrak train. "The car was traveling southbound in between the two tracks ... and the train tried to stop, tried to slow down ... unfortunately they still collided," he said.
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Suspect had been out on bail since April for a burglary charge before getting into May wreck.
A 20-year-old Racine man is facing multiple charges after he wrecked his car while driving drunk in Caledonia and needed to be taken to the hospital via Flight For Life. Joshua R. Larson was charged in Racine County Circuit Court Tuesday with one count of second offense operating while intoxicated, one count of operating a motor vehicle with a prohibited alcohol concentration and two counts of felony bail jumping. If convicted, he faces up to seven years in prison and $12,200 in fines. According to the criminal complaint: Witnesses reported at 12:06 a.m. May 21, Larson was driving a Chevrolet Camero at 80 to 100 miles per hour in the 7700 block of Highway 32 when his car left the road, smashed through a telephone pole, then continued into …
Monday, May 21, 2012
A 20-year-old man crashed his car into a telephone pole and winds up in a ditch. Caledonia Police say the man's injuries are extensive.
A 20-year-old man was taken to Froedtert Hospital by Flight For Life after the car he was driving crashed into a telephone pole and went into a ditch in the 7900 block of Douglas Avenue. Battalion Chief Jeff Henningfeld said the call came in at 12:18 a.m. Monday morning and Flight for Life was immediately requested because the man had extensive injuries and had to be extricated out of his Camaro. A telepohone pole had been snapped off and the top of the poll was still dangling in the air. Fifteen minutes after the call came in, rescue personnel with the Caledonis Fire Department had gotten the man out of the car. The identity of the man has not been released. Sgt. Brian Wall, of the Caledonia Police Department, said alcohol and excessive …