Mequon man officially charged in triple fatal Uber crash

Posted at 2:04 PM, Oct 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-27 23:18:09-04

MILWAUKEE -- A Mequon man has been officially charged for his role in a crash that killed three women earlier this week.

23-year-old Jasen Randhawa faces 12 total counts, including three counts of second degree reckless homicide. He's accused of running through a red light and slamming into a vehicle operated by an Uber driver, before fleeing the scene. 

Three women from Chicago were killed. The driver remains hospitalized. Randhawa's passenger was arrested in Pleasant Prairie Wednesday on an unrelated charge.

According to the criminal complaint, Randhawa was traveling 63 miles per hour in a 30 mile per hour zone.

After leaving the scene of the crash, both Randhawa and his passenger took two separate cab rides. The criminal complaint says video from the second taxicab shows Randhawa discussing the crash, saying "I know I shouldn't of drove," and "I've never been in more pain."

Here's a list of all the charges Randhawa faces:

  • Second degree reckless homicide (three counts)
  • Second degree reckless injury
  • Hit and run - resulting in death (three counts)
  • Hit and run - great bodily harm
  • Operate motor vehicle while revoked - cause death of another (three counts)
  • Operate motor vehicle while revoked - cause great bodily harm to another

If convicted of all charges, Randhawa faces 199 years in prison.

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