9-1-1 Calls From Crash That Injured Steve "The Homer" True
Milwaukee-- The radio voice of Marquette Men's Basketball will be back behind the microphone Thursday night just eight days after a violent crash witnessed by several people who called 9-1-1.
\"Fond du lac and Hampton, a really bad accident, you need to get the ambulance here right away,\" said one caller who described the aftermath of the crash that happened the morning of November 13th on Milwaukee's north side.
Police say 59-year-old Steve \"The Homer\" True was traveling eastbound on Hampton Avenue when his car was struck by a car driven by a 44-year-old Milwaukee man, a suspected drunken driver with at least one previous OWI conviction. True suffered severe head injuries, but was released from the hospital three days later.
One of the 9-1-1 callers saw the suspect driving erratically several miles and minutes before the collision. \"The reason I'm calling is I watched this man or person I should say, driving on the freeway and he was in every lane. It looked like he couldn't...like he was texting and driving or doing something, and he caused the accident. He went right through the red light.\"
The Milwaukee County District Attorney's office told CBS 58 News Thursday afternoon that it may be some time before a decision is made on charges to allow for additional testing and investigation.
\"Homer,\" now in his 20th season doing radio play-by-by for Marquette, will once again be courtside Thursday night when the Golden Eagles host the New Hampshire Wildcats.