Complaint: Men involved in deadly speed racing crash were going 100 mph
Authorities say 37-year-old James Malone (not pictured) and 30-year-old James Hinton were street racing when Malone struck another vehicle making a turn. The crash caused the deaths of Jerrold Wellinger and Devante Gaines -- both were 22 years old.
The crash happened on Aug. 7, near 60th and Hampton.
According to the criminal complaint, Malone appeared to be traveling at speeds in excess of 100 mph.
Malone sustained serious but non-life threatening injuries in the crash. He remains in the hospital.
Malone has been charged with the following:
- First degree reckless homicide (two counts)
If convicted, he could face up to 120 years, 6 months in prison and could be fined up to $1,100.
Hinton has been charged with the following:
- Operating with a restricted controlled substance in blood - 2nd offense
- First degree reckless injury
- Knowingly operate motor vehicle while revoked - causing great bodily harm
If convicted, he could face up to 28 years, 6 months in prison and could be fined up to $110,000.
Meantime, the Milwaukee Police Department is asking residents and community partners discuss the dangers of reckless driving with their peers, acquaintances and youth to discourage them from engaging in this type of activity in our city. MPD says they committed to collaborating with the community and system partners to combat reckless driving together. To be part of the solution and report reckless driving, CLICK HERE.