Accident Roundup: One man killed and a police officer wounded near BeloitWisconsin News
-- One man was killed, and a police officer was wounded in a weekend shooting incident outside a bowling center near Beloit.
One man was killed, and a police officer was wounded in a weekend shooting incident outside a bowling center near Beloit. According to authorities, a Town of Beloit officer saw a large crowd in the parking lot of Rex Lanes about 1:45 yesterday morning. The officer left his squad car and saw a male suspect firing a gun. Multiple shots were fired -- and the suspect died while the officer had non-life-threatening injuries. Both were taken to a Beloit hospital. Other details were not immediately released. Because a police officer was involved, the state Justice Department took over the investigation. A witness told W-K-O-W T-V in Madison that the shooting began in the bowling center's bar and then spilled into the parking lot. New owners renamed the former Bowl-Aire Lanes after taking it over in August.
Milwaukee Police said a driver struck-and-killed one pedestrian and injured another, and then fled his pick-up truck and jumped into the Milwaukee Harbor where he was arrested. It all started around 9:15 last night on Milwaukee's south side. Officers saw the truck going erratically at a high-rate of speed. And when they started pursuing the vehicle, it hit two pedestrians at an intersection. One died at the scene, and the other was hospitalized in critical condition at last word. Police said the truck then kept going east until it crashed -- and the driver then ran toward the harbor and jumped in the water. Officers rescued him, and then sent him to jail.
A woman who drove the wrong way for eight miles on Interstate-94, and caused a head-on crash that killed both drivers, has been identified as 44-year-old Dawn Ewing of Pewaukee. 41-year-old Brian Saint Germaine of Watertown was the other driver killed. The crash occurred early Saturday on the eastbound lanes of I-94 in Waukesha County. Sheriff's officials are not sure why Ewing drove the wrong way. At least four squad cars tried but failed to get Ewing to stop before the fatal crash. Both drivers died at the scene. An investigation continues, and toxicology test results are pending.
Two people died in south central Wisconsin after their pick-up truck hit several trees. It happened late yesterday afternoon on a rural road in the Columbia County town of Lowville. The truck driver was pronounced dead at the scene, and a passenger died later after being taken to U-W Hospital in Madison. Sheriff's deputies said the truck was going west on Genrich Road when it crashed into trees. It was not known if excessive speed or alcohol were factors. Neither victim was wearing a seat belt. One of them is from West Bend, and the other is from Rio. The victims' names were not immediately released.