Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Kayla Corona, 18, crashed her vehicle into a utility pole along Henneberry Drive in Muskego early Saturday morning, and while police to believe the teenager had been drinking, family members also say there was a mechanical problem.
Editor's note: this article has been updated to reflect additional comments from the family of Kayla Corona As Muskego police continue to release details from the crash that killed Kayla Corona, an 18-year-old Muskego High School graduate, early reports from the department state that it's likely alcohol played a factor in the crash. Lt. Dave Constantineau told Muskego Patch that interviews collected from people who were with Corona indicated that she had been drinking prior to the accident. Toxicology reports are still pending, but Constantineau hoped they would be returned sooner than later to help close the case. Kayla's father, Tom Corona, however, told Muskego Patch that family members feel there was also something wrong with the …
Monday, December 31, 2012
A tragic ride for an area biker still has not been resolved as to what happened with the driver of a vehicle, who crossed the center line and killed him
A sunny July day was marred by tragedy when Robert Gunderson was struck by a vehicle while on a bike ride along Woods Road. The 62-year-old Muskego resident was pronounced dead at the scene, and the driver is still awaiting charges, as the accident report has not been completed by the state. It touched many people, and as a result it was the most read story on Muskego Patch in 2012. It is a tribute to our local audience that they do care about the local issues first and foremost, as many of the recall stories in contrast didn't register much in the top 30. The first story we posted on this accident follows. We hope to be able to update the story as the new year approaches. Muskego Resident Killed on Bike, Details are Few Follow us on …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
A Waukesha man, 35, who had his license revoked for a drunk driving conviction is charged in an accident that killed Leonard Miller.
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- Joe Petrie
Thursday, November 1, 2012
A Waukesha man is accused of driving without a license after a Tuesday accident in the Town of Genesee that killed a Muskego man. The Muskego man, Leonard Miller, died at a nearby hospital Wednesday, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Ernesto E. Lazo Villamil, 35, of Waukesha, was charged in Waukesha County Circuit Court Wednesday with one count of operating a motor vehicle without a license and causing great bodily harm. If convicted, he faces up to 1 1/2 years in prison and $10,000 in fines. According to the criminal complaint: At 5:57 a.m. Tuesday, Waukesha County sheriff's deputies were called to Highway 59 near Hillside Road for an accident. Deputies found five cars involved in the crash, with Miller slumped over the …
Friday, July 13, 2012
Milwaukee man, 20, admitted in police reports that he was feeling drowsy and cannot recall moments leading to his collision with biker Robert Gunderson, who died in the crash.
A fatal accident on Saturday could have been caused by a driver who fell asleep at the wheel. According to reports from the Muskego Police Department, the 20-year-old man who struck bicyclist Robert Gunderson was driving down Woods Road on Saturday afternoon around 3:30 p.m. when he "began feeling drowsy," and "did not recall the moments just prior to striking the pole." Gunderson, a Muskego resident, was riding his bike eastbound on the eastbound side of the road when the Toyota Scion, traveling westbound, crossed over to strike Gunderson, according to witness statements, and crashed into a utility pole, causing it to lean. As a result, Woods Road was closed for several hours to secure the pole. Gunderson was pronounced dead at the scene …