Passenger dies from injuries sustained in March 7th accident in Mt. Pleasant


mppd1On Friday, March 11th , 2016, at 3:33 a.m., The Mount Pleasant Police Department was notified that the passenger of this crash died as a result of his sustained injuries during this event. Mount Pleasant Police with withhold the passengers name until his family is notified. This matter continues to be investigated by the Mount Pleasant Police Department and the Wisconsin State Patrol.
On Monday, March 7th, 2016 at 10:28 p.m., a Mount Pleasant Police Officer was responding to back-up another
Officer non-emergency, when at the Intersection of State Highway 20/Washington Avenue and 90th?Street, he witnessed a 2001 White Ford Truck, Fail to Yield while performing a Left turn onto southbound 90th Street. The Ford truck while failing to Yield was struck by an eastbound 2005 Dodge Truck. The collision caused both vehicles to spin violently and the Ford was caused from the crash to continue to the southeast corner of the intersection where it also took down a traffic control light pole. The Officer quickly exited his patrol vehicle and rendered First aid while awaiting further assistance. Multiple agencies arrived to assist. Sturtevant Police Department, Wisconsin State Patrol and the South Shore Fire Department assisted at the scene.
The driver of the Ford Truck identified as CHRISTOPHER HETCHLER M/W/21 of Mount Pleasant was arrested
for OWI causing great Bodily harm, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Failure to Yield
while performing left turn. Both vehicles were towed from the scene due to severe damage. The other driver
involved suffered minor injuries to his hands. This crash continues to be investigated by the Wisconsin State Patrol
Traffic Reconstruction Investigation Unit and the Mount Pleasant Police Department. Updates referring to the
passengers status will be sent out.