MILWAUKEE (WITI) — FOX6 News is getting word that a crash involving two vehicles that occurred on Wednesday morning, November 13th near W. Hampton and W. Fond du Lac involved a well-known radio personality, Steve “The Homer” True.
Police say 59-year-old True was headed eastbound on Hampton when he was struck by a car driven by a 44-year-old Milwaukee man that was headed eastbound on Fond du Lac.
Witnesses say the crash happened when the 44-year-old man failed to stop for a red traffic signal.
Police say True was taken to the hospital, where he is listed in critical condition.
Police say the 44-year-old driver of the vehicle that struck True’s vehicle was arrested on intoxicated use of a motor vehicle, causing great bodily harm. A source familiar with the crash scene says the driver already has a past conviction involving OWI.
True is a well-known radio talk show host for ESPN 540, where he is the co-host of the “Homer and Thunder” show from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. on weekdays.
True has also announced for Marquette men’s basketball games for decades.
Craig Karmazin, President and CEO of Good Karma Broadcasting issued the following statement on Twitter Wednesday night:
Police say this case is being handed over to the District Attorney’s Office, and charges are possible in the coming days.