Police find evidence of drug use in van involved in serious crash, driver didn’t have valid license

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MEQUON (WITI) -- 911 calls have been released in connection with a serious crash that occurred in Mequon last Friday, April 17th. Those 911 calls show multiple people called for help after the crash that involved two vehicles -- one of them with a young child inside.

It happened near Wasaukee Road and Highland Road on Friday evening.

Police say a 56-year-old Mequon man driving a small dump truck pulling a utility trailer was headed westbound on Highland Road when he stopped at the stop sign for Wasaukee Road.

A 30-year-old Milwaukee man driving a van with a two-year-old child inside failed to stop -- striking the rear of the utility trailer. That van then rolled.

The Mequon man driving the dump truck wasn't injured. He helped get the Milwaukee man and child out of the vehicle and had a first aid kit which he used to help tend to their injuries until first responders arrived.

The Milwaukee man and child had to be taken to the hospital via Flight for Life.

Mequon police now say the Milwaukee man who was driving the van is expected to face numerous charges, including:

  • operating after suspension, causing great bodily harm
  • driving with open intoxicants in his vehicle
  • driving with a child under four who was not properly restrained
  • failure to fasten his own seatbelt

He also faces possible charges for failing to stop at a stop sign.

During their investigation, police found multiple cell phones in the vehicle. They are seeking a subpoena to gather evidence from these devices.

Police say they also found evidence of drug use in the vehicle. Police have asked for a sample of the driver's blood to be tested for any signs of intoxication.

Additionally, police learned the van was not registered in the Milwaukee man's name, and he did not have a valid driver's license.

The Accident Reconstruction Team says that if there was any braking by this motorist it was not strong enough to show signs of any tire marks on the pavement or the roadway.

The condition of the Milwaukee man and child critically injured in this crash is unknown.

Mequon rollover crash (Wasaukee, Highland Roads)

Mequon rollover crash (Wasaukee, Highland Roads)

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