Madison man arrested on homicide charges after man killed, wife injured in OWI hit-and-run
MADISON — A Madison man was arrested after a Chicago man was killed and his wife was injured in a hit-and-run crash in Madison early Thursday morning, Aug. 8.
According to WMTV, Antoine Tempel, 32, was arrested on several charges, including homicide by intoxicated use of a motor vehicle, and hit-and-run causing death.
Madison police told WMTV around 1 a.m., the victim, 71, was driving on E. Washington Avenue near S. Dickinson Street when his vehicle was rear-ended by a BMW convertible.
The BMW was traveling somewhere between 80 and 100 miles per hour at the time of the crash, WMTV reported. Tempel and two passengers — one man and one woman — fled on foot.
Tempel and the woman returned to the scene many minutes later. He denied being behind the wheel, but police determined he was the driver.
Tempel suffered a broken shoulder and cuts. The woman had minor injuries. The second man from the BMW wasn’t immediately located.
The 71-year-old man died at the scene. His 69-year-old wife was hurt.
Tempel was also arrested for his third OWI offense, and operating while revoked.