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Charges dropped against man in fatal Uber crash, another steps forward

Posted at 4:01 PM, Apr 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-18 17:01:29-04

The Milwaukee County District Attorney dropped charges against a 16-year-old who was believed to be responsible for the death of an Uber passenger after someone else stepped forward to claim responsibility for the accident.

Jesus Cardenas-Torres was charged with causing death and great bodily harm by driving a vehicle without a valid license in March after an accident with an Uber driver that resulted in the death of a passenger.

A second person came forward to take responsibility for driving the vehicle Thursday. Forensic testing on the vehicle indicated that this second person was in fact the driver and not Cardenas-Torres.

Passenger Cristina Hernandez, 22, was killed in the accident in which a vehicle failed to stop at a stop sign. The Uber driver sustained broken ribs and cuts while another passenger was thrown from the vehicle and suffered multiple injuries.

The person who came forward is to be charged in Juvenile Court according to the district attorney.