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“I feel no sympathy for him:” Man charged in connection with double fatal crash on Milwaukee’s north side

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MILWAUKEE -- A 42-year-old Milwaukee man has been charged in connection with a double fatal car accident that occurred on Milwaukee's north side early Saturday morning, May 23rd. The wreck happened just before 2:30 a.m. near Sherman and Glendale.

At the corner of Sherman and Glendale, remnants of a crash scene remain scattered near the road and a memorial sits near the spot of the horrifying accident.

According to the criminal complaint, Ragland was driving a Chevy Tahoe northbound on N. Sherman Boulevard at a high rate of speed when he collided with a Chevy Monte Carlo that was crossing N. Sherman Boulevard, eastbound on W. Glendale. Two people traveling in the Chevy Monte Carlo, identified as 26-year-old Deshon Tyler and 25-year-old Krystal Holder, were pronounced dead at the scene.

Holder's mother spoke with FOX6 News a few days after her daughter's death.

Dwight Ragland

Dwight Ragland

"I try to be strong for everybody," said Alicia Holder, victim's mother.

Thursday, May 28th 42-year-old Dwight Ragland was charged in the deadly crash.

According to the complaint, Ragland admitted to having at least three beers and three cocktails Friday night, May 22nd into Saturday, May 23rd before getting in his car to drive home.

Authorities say he had a blood alcohol concentration of .11 g/100ml.

"Who would let him go out, leave a bar or their home with him that drunk to drive?" said Alicia Holder.

Police say his Chevy Tahoe careened into Tyler and Holder's vehicle at a speed of 79 miles per hour and was driving close to 50 miles over the speed limit.

"I feel no sympathy for him," said Alicia.

As Ragland remains in custody, a family wonders whether this all could have been prevented.

"I don't know if I'll forgive him, but I'll never forget," said Alicia.

Dwight Ragland is facing two counts of homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle and two counts of homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle with a prohibited alcohol concentration.

7 comments

  • Jeff f

    Another tragedy brought to you by an irresponsible drinker. The number of drunk drivers out there on a regular basis is staggering. It’s a numbers game being out on the road at that time of night.

  • ibn nate

    This incident is just one out of many reasons why alcohol should be prohibited. See below:

    Alcohol-Related Deaths:

    Nearly 88,0009 people (approximately 62,000 men and 26,000 women10) die from alcohol-related causes annually, making it the third leading preventable cause of death in the United States.9

    In 2013, alcohol-impaired driving fatalities accounted for 10,076 deaths (30.8 percent of overall driving fatalities).11

    source: NIAAA’s website

  • Bill

    0.11 is BARELY over the real legal limit to operate a car, and I’m not referring to the BS .08 level the states cow tailed down to just to get the federal funding for roads.

  • Bill

    I have inside knowledge of this incident, and for legal reasons will not disclose the source, but real speed was closer to 50-60 mph, not 79. Furthermore, witnesses on scene said it wasn’t his fault and other car pulled out in front of him – do sober or not he would have hit them per their accounts. I want to know what the victim driver’s BAC was

    • A Thinker

      I have compassion for everyone involved in this tragedy. And I believe there is more to the story than what the media is reporting. I read on more than one site the two young women were also under the influence. … I agree with Bill.. Their BAC has not been released to the media. But why? Out of respect the victims families and the deceased and to assign responsibility to the driver who walked away. if the any driver is on a major street like Sherman Blvd with having the right of way, wouldn’t drivers approaching that intersection yield not only because a stop sign is on the corner but because someone is speeding? The media reported the victims car driving east on Glendale which would have prompted the driver to stop and/or yield for moving traffic. Why didn’t this occur? ?? …. Again .. I have compassion for everyone involved and I pray that the assignment of responsibility is proportioned appropriately.

  • honky

    I’m surprised fox6now isn’t waiting to moderate her statement. By saying driving with a .11 bac and how they let him leave the bar.

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