Bodycam footage shows scene of crash that killed 2 Milwaukee mothers; accused wrong-way driver on the run

NOW: Bodycam footage shows scene of crash that killed 2 Milwaukee mothers; accused wrong-way driver on the run

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A wrong-way driver accused of taking the lives of two Milwaukee mothers is on the run. Family of the victims are pleading with the public to turn him in.

The Milwaukee County sheriff released new bodycam footage showing the moment the first deputy walked up on the horrific scene on I-43. We'll warn you, the video is hard to watch.

This is from June 24 from two years ago. Lisa Marie Shelander and Rhode Malina, two moms, lost their lives that night.

Police say the driver of the Toyota was southbound in the northbound lanes and didn't hit his brakes until less than a second before impact, knocking this Chevy Cobalt upside down.

Deputies arrested Jerry Jay Anderson at the scene.

Months later, Anderson posted a $30,000 cash bond, then stopped showing up for court.

"He was supposed to be in court Dec. 13. I was there and he never showed up," said Michael Bryant, the father of Lisa Marie Shelander's son.

It's adding insult to the emotional injury of loved ones.

There is now a warrant out for Anderson's arrest. 

"It's a horrible wreck, yeah. Everyone's pulled over. We're trying to help the people who are here," said one 911 caller.

According to the criminal complaint, Anderson said he was being chased and felt the only thing he could do to get away was jump on the freeway the wrong way. DOT camera footage confirms that, showing a second vehicle even stopping at the scene.

"There was two cars coming towards me on the wrong side of the freeway -- one on my left side, one on my right side. When I finally realized they were coming the wrong way, I think the guy on my left side hit another car or he hit the side of the ramp," said another 911 caller.

"I thought this would be over by now to give us some closure, but as long as this guy is out breathing fresh air, it's not gonna be alright because we can't do that with our, without loved ones," said Bryant.

Michael Bryant says the hardest part has been watching his children suffer from losing their mom. At this point, they just want justice. 

Tips can be made anonymously about Jerry Jay Anderson's whereabouts to Milwaukee County Crime Stoppers at 414-224-TIPS.

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