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Firefighter arrested for deadly 3-car wreck

Firefighter arrested for deadly 3-car wreck
Posted at 10:02 PM, Apr 06, 2016

A Milwaukee firefighter has been arrested for the deadly three-car crash near Miller Park on Brewer's Opening Day.

A source tells TODAY'S TMJ4 that the firefighter and his girlfriend had been drinking and tailgating at Miller Park before the crash.

The firefighter is at the Milwaukee County Jail, facing homicide charges. West Allis Police believe the 31-year-old was driving drunk.

The crash happened around 5:00 p.m. Monday in the 700 block of South 60th Street.

Police say the Milwaukee firefighter was driving the maroon truck that slammed into the silver minivan. Then, both vehicles struck a silver car.

The two people in the minivan died from their injuries. The victims have been identified as Uber Driver Yoruba Lundasi, 64, and his 38-year-old passenger, Wendell Johnson, of Chicago.

This wouldn't be the first time this firefighter has faced alcohol-related charges, but they are the most serious.  In the criminal complaint from 2014, we learn the man allegedly behind the wheel Monday night was under the influence when he was shooting a gun at a campground in northern Wisconsin two years ago.

It happened in Langlade County. He tells the investiating officer in the complaint that he consumed a six pack and had some Jim Beam, and that he shot his pistol because," It makes me feel better."

We knocked at his home Thursday, but no one was there.  Two people were killed when his pickup truck broadsided an Uber driver's minivan. Yoruba Sly-Lundasi would've turned 65 later this month. His family says he was a faith-filled man and will be dearly missed.

The passenger in the Uber minivan was a 38 year old Chicago man. Wendell Kenneth Johnson.  His father tells us Johnson was a forensic scientist who investigated computer malware and was in Milwaukee on business.  Uber sent us a statement today saying, "We were deeply saddened to learn of the tragic deaths of our driver-partner and rider. Our hearts go out to both of the victims' families during this incredibly difficult time."