Accused of abandoning passenger, driving drunk, man accused in fatal hit-and-run shouldn’t have been driving

MILWAUKEE COUNTY — 27-year-old Corkey Mayer of East Troy has been criminally charged in connection with a fatal hit-and-run crash that happened Thursday, February 23rd near 98th and Greenfield in West Allis. Thomas Jorgenson was killed in the crash.

The crash happened around 1:15 a.m. Two others were hurt, including the accused.

Corkey Mayer

Corkey Mayer

Mayer now faces one count of hit-and-run resulting in death, one count of hit-and-run causing great bodily harm, one count of operating a motor vehicle while revoked, causing the death of another and one count of operating a motor vehicle while revoked, causing great bodily harm to another.

According to a criminal complaint, when police were dispatched to the scene, they found an SUV on the grass median that separates the eastbound and westbound lanes of Greenfield Avenue. A 23-year-old woman was found lying on the ground next to the SUV. She was “screaming in pain,” and said “Corkey was driving.”

A Chevy Caprice was found at the scene with extensive damage. It was up against the north curb of the westbound lane of Greenfield Avenue. The complaint notes that the vehicle was struck with such force it was “in the shape of a crescent.” Jorgenson was found behind the wheel of the Chevy. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Several witnesses advised that the driver of the SUV fled the scene after the crash. Witnesses provided a physical description of the suspect and said his face was “covered in blood.”

Fatal crash on Greenfield Avenue near 98th Street in West Allis

Fatal crash on Greenfield Avenue near 98th Street in West Allis

Officers found Corkey Mayer trying to open the door to a detached garage in the area, after tracking him through backyards. He was arrested and taken to Froedtert Hospital.

The complaint says officers noticed an odor of alcoholic beverages coming from Mayer, and noticed he was exhibiting signs of impairment, including red and glassy eyes, slurred speech and poor balance. The complaint says Mayer fought with paramedics and police in the ambulance as he was transported to the hospital, and a Taser had to be used on him “several times.”

The medical examiner’s report noted there were open containers of alcohol found in the vehicle Mayer was driving.

At the hospital, a laceration to his lip resulted in 20 stitches. A sample of his blood was taken at the hospital as well.

Fatal crash on Greenfield Avenue near 98th Street in West Allis

Fatal crash on Greenfield Avenue near 98th Street in West Allis

Meanwhile, the medical examiner performed an autopsy on Jorgenson. It was determined he died as a result of multiple blunt force injuries caused by the crash.

The 23-year-old woman found hurt at the scene was treated at the hospital for two fractured femurs and a broken ankle. She had to have surgery to save her legs, and she also had some of her teeth knocked out during the crash.

The complaint says an investigation revealed prior to the crash, the SUV allegedly driven by Mayer was headed westbound on Greenfield Avenue in the lane closest to the median, and the Chevy driven by Jorgenson was headed eastbound on Greenfield Avenue. Jorgenson’s vehicle had pulled into the center of the intersection, apparently attempting to turn left onto 98th Street.

Fatal crash on Greenfield Avenue near 98th Street in West Allis

Fatal crash on Greenfield Avenue near 98th Street in West Allis

Based upon the violence of the impact, investigators suspected speed was a factor in this crash.

The complaint notes that Mayer’s driving privileges were revoked on January 12th for using a vehicle in the commission of a felony. He was convicted for operating after revocation in June and July of 2016.

Fatal crash on Greenfield Avenue near 98th Street in West Allis

Fatal crash on Greenfield Avenue near 98th Street in West Allis

13 comments

    • mjklemm

      Because Judges in this country are way to easy on felons, they give them probation over n over… we need to put a stop to this and put people in JAIL for committing a felony, if that happened, this would have never happened……

  • BATMAN

    YES- “HIM” is a white man- Learn your grammar JOSEPH!!!. Besides -the la treats everyone “equal”….. -JUST DA SAME as the ghetto underage punks that steal cars at gunpoint and kill people when trying to run “FROM THE MAN” -or try to speed away when they are getting pulled over and end up killing innocent people-get real you moron…..
    This Dumb ass was just being a dumb ass. Obviously didn’t learn his lesson and killed an innocent man- and seriously injured his passenger. Now what about the lil hoodrats? BLM……….. don’t they.
    If you are guilty-regardless of race- the laws should be tougher to prevent all criminals from repeating the same -or worse offensives. Glad the scumbag was caught and sorry for the victims..

  • TRUMPITUP

    I think “Joseph” needs to go back to school and learn grammar. I agree with “BATMAN” LOL!!!!

    Hopefully the law and judicial system will prevail and this idiot (aka dumbass) will be behind bars for a long time. Especially with his past history. Our laws need to change.
    Hmmmm. Hate to say but, what was a guy from Menomonee Falls doing at that area at 1 AM? (Hint: porn store right there…)

    • JokeEnthusiast

      Hate to say it, but who cares why he was there? Why don’t you focus on your apparent vote for Trump? He’s no saint, but you could forgive him his past sins. Apply your judgments equally or not at all and have some compassion for the victim of this terrible accident.

  • Voice of Reason

    Operating after revocation does not result in jail time it is a fine. Apparently trumpitup frequents that “PORN STORE” on 98th and Greenfield!!

    • TRUMPITUP

      LOL!!!!! @ V.O.R.!!!!!! I know it well-I boycotted that freakshow location years ago. Don’t need a place like that in my community!!!!! They also sell drug supplies too. We don’t need ANY TRASH like that in our society!!!!

      • Voice of Reason

        You have now revealed yourself as a west allis loser trumpitup. That in itself says it all. You were probably one of those fruitcakes harassing people who wanted to buy a movie there. Then you would go home and molest your children. A true lowlife west allis resident. Get a life loser!! Ha ha!!

  • South Side John

    voice of reason is a voice of stupidity.
    GET A LIFE. Your are probably a liberal moron who lives with his mommy

  • TRUMPITUP

    @ VOICE OF REASON
    WOW! That hurt…. 😦 -Big words for a “Little Boy”. Any other intelligent comments? Don’t take your personal sufferings out on me. Sorry if you had a bad childhood-maybe get some counseling to deal with it.
    May god have mercy on your sinful hatred soul
    BTW-I live in Greenfield.

    Yours truly: TRUMPITUP

    • JokeEnthusiast

      I get where you’re coming from. The law doesn’t care about fault when it comes to drunk drivers killing someone though. He’s going to jail for a long time.

      My guess is that the guy attempting the left turn misjudged the speed of the oncoming car, thinking he had time to cross the street.

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