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Elizabeth Guhl pleads not guilty; accused of hitting pedestrians, killing 1

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WAUKESHA COUNTY — 24-year-old Elizabeth Guhl pleaded not guilty to charges in court on Friday, February 10th. She is the Brookfield woman facing four felonies after police say she struck two pedestrians at Greenfield and Moorland on June 19th. Guhl has been bound over for trial.

Elizabeth Guhl

Elizabeth Guhl

The charges in this case were filed on January 6th — nearly seven months after the crash. Guhl faces the following:

  • Homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle
  • Homicide by use of a vehicle with PAC
  • Injury by intoxicated use of a vehicle
  • Injury by use of a vehicle with PAC

On June 19th, two female pedestrians, ages 57 and 63 visiting from Missouri were struck while they were crossing the street. The 57-year-old later died from her injuries.

According to court documents, prosecutors allege Guhl and a friend were out at a Mexican restaurant in Brookfield. Police say the friend had an allergic reaction while drinking his margarita. The bartender told investigators he witnessed Guhl drink her margarita and then some of her friend’s drink.

Laredo's in Brookfield

Guhl was allegedly in the left turn lane at Moorland and Greenfield when DOT cameras show she had a green arrow, but her vehicle did not move.

The driver behind Guhl allegedly honked, which prompted Guhl to proceed through the intersection.

Police say the two women were in the crosswalk while the “don’t walk” signal was flashing.

Police say Guhl didn’t appear intoxicated. She consented to a blood draw, and family members of the victim told FOX6 News toxicology results took months, which is why it took so long for charges to be filed.

Fatal crash in Brookfield

Investigators say Guhl’s BAC was .106 — well over the legal limit.

Guhl’s attorney spoke with FOX6 News by telephone on Thursday, January 12th. He explained he has not seen the toxicology results yet. He said he expects the victims crossing against the “don’t walk” signal will play a role in this case.


  • No.....

    A sober person wouldn’t have zoned out when the light turned green…. then drove forward into pedestrians. It doesn’t matter that the no walk light was lit….. if you see people, you don’t drive into them. Ms. Margarita needs to stick to soda as she can’t handle her liquor.

    • Big E

      Yes they can people do it all the time… but i like how in your statement you just said you are a driver after you drink “Ms, Margarita can’t hold her liquor.” Holding your liquor refers to a person who consistently runs and piss while drinking with friends not driving you ass. Perfect example of leaving your comments to yourself. You just might expose what you do.


    Why did it take so long for charges to be filed? The person who “honked” behind her obviously must have saw the pedestrians get hit, right? Or was the person behind her just as GUILTY as she is? Hmm..

    • Fox 6 Needs New Commenters

      “Police say Guhl didn’t appear intoxicated. She consented to a blood draw, and family members of the victim told FOX6 News toxicology results took months, which is why it took so long for charges to be filed.”

  • polymorph

    The walk signal wouldn’t be flashing if the left turn signal was active unless there was a malfunction which i doubt so they were probably crossing illegally but still she should have seen them.

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