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36-year-old woman charged following crash that killed Milwaukee couple

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Posted at 12:53 PM, Oct 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-22 09:39:13-04

MILWAUKEE — A 36-year-old woman has been charged after police say she caused a crash that killed Luis and Teresita Contreras.

Alicia Ojeda is now facing four felony charges after police say she struck the Contreras' near 27th and Edgerton on Oct. 17. Luis was 48-years-old, and Teresita was 50-years-old.

According to the criminal complaint, Ojeda was speeding in the area, and a bystander said she had to be going around 100 mph. However, police looked at the car and determined it had been going above 75 mph 4.9 seconds before the crash up until .9 seconds before the crash.

Ojeda told police that she had dropped her phone behind the pedals, and when she went to pick it up, the crash occurred.

Both Luis and Teresita were declared dead on the scene, and a medical examiner determined that their cause of death was injuries from the accident.

Now, Ojeda is facing the following felony charges:

  • Second-degree reckless homicide (two counts) which is punishable up to 25 years in prison, each
  • Knowingly operating a vehicle while suspended, causing death (two counts) which is punishable up to six years in prison, each

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