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Former Milwaukee County deputy charged with crash that killed MPS lobbyist pleads guilty

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Posted at 3:09 PM, Jan 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-08 16:09:59-05

MILWAUKEE COUNTY — The former Milwaukee County deputy charged in connection to the deadly crash that killed a Milwaukee Public Schools employee has pled guilty.

Joel Streicher pled guilty in a Milwaukee County court Friday. The crash, which happened on Jan. 27, 2020, took the life of Ceasar Stinson, an MPS lobbyist and mentor.

According to officials, Streicher was driving near 10th and State Street when looked down at his MDC computer screen. Streicher told investigators he wasn't sure how long he was looking down and did not have memory of seeing any traffic signals or even entering the intersection.

Streicher's vehicle collided with Stinson, who was traveling into the intersection at the same time. The crash flipped Stinson's vehicle onto its side, killing the 47-year-old man.

Streicher was charged with vehicular manslaughter.

Streicher resigned from his position as a deputy in October.

Streicher will be back in court on March 19 for his sentencing hearing.

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