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GoFundMe launched for Milwaukee man killed in reckless driving crash

Posted at 10:32 AM, Jan 11, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-11 18:48:14-05

MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Police say a drunk driver traveling up to 80 mph two seconds before he T-boned another car, killing the man inside.

Relatives said Charles Anderson was driving to work on Saturday morning when he was killed.

"He wasn't bothering nobody. He was just trying to live life peacefully," said Jessie Anderson, Charles' mother.

Investigators said Anderson was turning into a McDonald's at Washington and South Cesar Chavez Drive when a man driving an SUV on the wrong side of the road hit him.

20-year-old Jonathan Roblero-Ramirez has been charged with second degree reckless homicide, homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle, homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle with prohibited alcohol, and knowingly operating a vehicle while suspended causing death.

According to a criminal complaint, investigators said Roblero-Ramirez's SUV was traveling at 80 miles an hour two seconds before the impact. The speed limit on Cesar Chavez Drive is 30 miles an hour.

Roblero-Ramirez told police he had about 6 beers and one or two shots of tequila while practicing with his band overnight. He said he was playing music and getting pumped up when he lost control of his SUV and hit Anderson's car.

"There are no words. There's no words," Jessie said through tears.

Charles had a wife and kids of his own. Jessie said that no matter what he found a way to work and support his family.

Investigators said Roblero-Ramirez has never had a Wisconsin driver's license and his current driving status is suspended. Charles Anderson's family has a GoFundMe account to help with funeral expenses. Click here to learn more.

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