Firefighter charged in deadly Miller Park crash

Firefighter charged in deadly Miller Park crash
Posted at 1:14 PM, May 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-26 19:49:25-04

MILWAUKEE -  Two months after an off-duty Milwaukee firefighter was involved in a car crash that left two men dead, he's been charged with homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle. The accident happened right after the Brewers' home opener.  Joshua Larson left the game and was heading down 60th Street after he told police he had four cans of beer.

First responders interviewed Larson at the scene of the horrific accident April 4th, saying his "speech was slurred and that his eyes were red and glassy."

Larson's pickup truck collided with a van, an Uber driver and his passenger inside.  Both Yoruba Sly-Lundasi of Milwaukee and Wendell Johnson of Chicago were killed.  Larson's attorney says not a day goes by that he doesn't think about the victims.

“You know from day one, he has felt so sorry for what happened here, regardless of the legalities of what happened, but the reality is two people lost their lives here in this situation and it’s a tragedy," said Julius Kim, Larson's attorney.

The criminal complaint reveals Larson went into firefighter mode at the scene he "used a knife to cut the Uber driver's seat belt" to get him out and "began to perform chest compressions" on Yoruba Sly-Lundasi.

Lundasi's passenger, out-of-town businessman Wendell Johnson, was trapped in the backseat.

The accident happened as Lundasi made a left turn in front of Larson's pickup truck out of the Johnson Controls parking lot.  Police have said speed and alcohol were factors in the crash.  Accident reconstruction experts believe Larson was going 54 mph prior to the crash