Mequon man pleads not guilty in crash that killed 3, injured Uber driver

Posted at 10:39 AM, Nov 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-07 13:00:53-05

MILWAUKEE -- The Mequon man who has been charged in a downtown Milwaukee crash that killed three people pleaded not guilty in court Monday.

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 has since been released from the hospital. Randhawa's passenger was arrested in Pleasant Prairie 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."

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