MOUNT PLEASANT -- A vehicle passenger who sustained severe injuries in a crash that occurred Monday night, March 7th in Mount Pleasant died early Friday morning, March 11th. Mount Pleasant Police will withhold the passenger’s name until his family is notified.
The crash occurred at the intersection of Highway 20 and 90th Street around 10:30 p.m. on March 7th.
An officer who witnessed the crash says a white Ford truck failed to yield while taking a left turn onto southbound 90th Street — and was struck by an eastbound 2005 Dodge truck.
The collision caused both vehicles to spin violently. Following the collision, the white Ford continued to the southeast corner of the intersection where it also took down a traffic control light pole.
The officer quickly exited his patrol vehicle and rendered first aid while awaiting further assistance.
Multiple agencies arrived to assist. Sturtevant Police Department, Wisconsin State Patrol and the South Shore Fire Department assisted at the scene.
A passenger in the front seat of the Ford truck had to be extricated and flown via Flight for Life to Froedtert Hospital due to his severe injuries. On Monday, March 11th the Mount Pleasant Police Department was notified that the passenger died as a result of his injuries.
The driver of the Ford Truck, a 21-year-old man from Mount Pleasant, was arrested for OWI causing great bodily harm, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and failure to yield while performing left turn.
Both vehicles were towed from the scene due to severe damage.
The other driver involved suffered minor injuries to his hands.