Mount Pleasant head-on crash, driver suspected of OWI

A wrong-way, head-on crash in Mount Pleasant sent multiple people to the hospital with injuries Saturday night, Dec. 10.

Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the crash.

Police were called to the area of Washington and Commerce around 7:20 p.m. for a reported wrong-way driver. While en route, another caller reported a head-on crash.

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Upon arrival, police found three vehicles involved. Witnesses reported a red Kia driving the wrong way before colliding head-on with another vehicle near the intersection of Oakes Road.

Wrong-way crash in Mount Pleasant (Courtesy: MPPD)

The occupants of those two vehicles had to be extricated and sustained "severe," but non-life-threatening, injuries. 

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The driver of the red Kia was identified was a 23-year-old from Racine. The following charges are being recommended to the Racine County District Attorney's Office:

  • Operating while intoxicated (second offense) causing injury
  • Recklessly endangering safety (three counts)
  • First-degree reckless injury
  • Bail jumping

Mount Pleasant police and Wisconsin State Patrol will be continuing the investigation.