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Driver charged in 104 mph crash that killed one

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Posted at 9:29 PM, Sep 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-25 22:29:22-04

MILWAUKEE — Terrance Darnell Williams, Jr. was formally charged Wednesday with second degree reckless homicide for an April 20 car crash that killed 35-year-old Jeremy Tripplet and injured two others.

Williams, 27, was traveling east on West Silver Spring Drive going 104 miles per hour in a 35 miles per hour zone two seconds prior to the crash, according to the criminal complaint. He collided with a GMC Jimmy driven by Tripplet at 51st Street. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Two others were treated for injuries.

The airbag control module data recorder had Williams traveling between 91 to 104 miles per hour with the presence of both alcohol and marijuana in his blood, according to the complaint. He was also operating a vehicle with a suspended driver's license at the time of the crash.

Investigators believe if Williams had not been traveling that speed, the crash would not have occurred.

If convicted, Williams could face up to 25 years in prison and fined up to $100,000. He's due back in court on Oct. 3 for his preliminary hearing.