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Charges filed against Horicon man in fatal crash in Richfield involving mom and child

July 28, 2022 – Washington Co., WI – Charges have been filed against a 31-year-old Horicon man in connection with a fatal crash June 28, 2022, involving a woman from Mayville, her child and unborn child.

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According to the investigation by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office the multi-vehicle accident that occurred near the intersection of STH 164 and Elmwood Road a southbound vehicle was struck from the rear by the 31-year-old Horicon man, and pushed into the oncoming lane of traffic, where it was struck by a northbound vehicle.

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The crash resulted in the death of the driver of the southbound vehicle, a pregnant 30-year-old Mayville woman, her unborn child and her 1-year-old son, as well as serious injury to the driver of the northbound vehicle, a 67-year-old Waukesha man.

This crash was investigated by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office Crash Reconstruction Unit, who was assisted by the Wisconsin State Patrol. The final investigation showed that the driver of the southbound work van that caused this crash was using social media and other applications on his cell phone at the time of the crash.

The 31-year-old Horicon man, Steven Bruskiewicz Jr., faces multiple charges, including three counts of Homicide by Negligent Operation of a Vehicle and one count of Reckless Driving causing Great Bodily Harm.

Due to the graphic nature of the accident, you may choose to click HERE and read the full criminal complaint.

Steven Bruskiewicz Jr. will next appear September 7, 2022 at 1:15 p.m. before Washington County Circuit Judge Michael Kenitz.

This is a working story, and more information will be posted when details become available.

 

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