Tip Line: 414-777-5808 | newsdesk@cbs58.com

Charges Filed Against Suspected Driver in Fatal Uber Crash

Jasen Randhawa was charged for fatal Uber crash on Sunday on W. Clybourn Avenue.

He was charged with three counts of second degree reckless homicide, second degree reckless injury, three counts of hit and run resulting in death, hit and run causing great bodily harm, three counts of operating a motor vehicle while revoked  causing death, and operating a motor vehicle while revoked causing bodily harm.

Crashes at 63 mph

A Lexus was southbound on N. 2nd street when it disregarded a red light and struck a Ford Fusion that was westbound on W. Clybourn.

The car was traveling 63 miles per hour when it hit the Uber car.

The two male occupants of the Lexus fled the scene on foot after the accident. According to police, the Lexus was not stolen.

The 41-year-old male driver of the ford was an Uber driver. He suffered what are believed to be non-life threatening injuries and is currently being treated at the hospital.

The victims are identified as 30-year-old Ashley L. Sawatzke, 32-year-old Amy C. Taylor, and 35-year-old Lindsey B. Cohen, all from Chicago. 

Allegedly Confesses in Taxi-Cab

According to the criminal complaint, the suspect had a taxi pick him up in front of the Amtrak Station on W. St. Paul after the crash. 

The taxicab had a camera that video taped the ride. On the video the defendant said,  “I think I need to go to the hospital. I’ve never been in more pain. I left my phone in the car bro. Did I bring my phone in there? Is my phone in here?"

He went on to say, "I crashed right under…Plankinton, Clybourn and like right before we ran. Everything’s in the car."

The defendant than discussed how he planned on filing a police report that the car was stolen. 

When he was asked why he left the keys in the car, the defendant said, "Because I'm bleeding and I have a DUI and we just crashed." 

Randhawa, the suspected driver in the October 23 fatal crash in the 200 block of W. Clybourn Avenue turned himself in to Milwaukee Police on Monday.  

A person believed to be the other occupant of the Lexus involved in the Uber accident on Sunday was arrested on Tuesday.

Victims Identified

The 41-year-old male driver of the ford was an Uber driver. He suffered what are believed to be non-life threatening injuries and is currently being treated at the hospital.

A go fund me account has been set up to help in his recovery. Click here  

The victims are identified as 30-year-old Ashley L. Sawatzke, 32-year-old Amy C. Taylor, and 35-year-old Lindsey B. Cohen, all from Chicago. 

A GoFundMe page has also been set up for the Uber driver, click here to visit the page.

Share this article: