Four injured after hit-and-run crash in Mount Pleasant
On Thursday, May 24 at 9:53 AM officers from the Mount Pleasant Police Department were dispatched to the intersection of Durand Avenue and Oakes Road for a multiple vehicle injury accident. The investigation showed that a Chevrolet Venture was driving east on Durand when it hit a car stopped in traffic for the red light.
According to police, it did not appear that the striking vehicle made any attempt to stop. This caused a chain reaction with a total of four vehicles involved.
All vehicles were towed from the scene. Four adults were transported to the hospital by South Shore Fire Department with non-life threatening injuries.
The driver of the car that caused the crash fled on foot. Witnesses provided officers with a description, and direction of travel. The suspect was located on a city bus, and taken into custody.
The suspect was identified as a 48-year-old man from Illinois. He was charged with OWI Causing Injury, Hit and Run Causing Injury, Obstructing an Officer, Operating Without a Valid Drivers License, Inattentive Driving, and Driving Without Insurance.
He was transported to the Racine County Jail where he was held on two outstanding warrants, as well as the criminal charges.