Greenfield man charged in crash that killed 4-year-old boy in West Allis

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WEST ALLIS, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A man accused in a deadly reckless driving crash appeared in court Monday, June 20.

West Allis police say 26-year-old Thomas McIntyre caused a crash that killed a 4-year-old boy.

The crash happened last Wednesday near 108th and National. Four-year-old Alexis Calles Gonzales and two adults were in the vehicle that was hit. 

McIntyre is being held on $150,000 cash bail for several charges, including:

  • First degree reckless homicide
  • First degree reckless injury
  • First degree recklessly endangering safety 

According to a criminal complaint, McIntyre drove through an intersection and straight into the back of the victim's vehicle. An officer estimated the speed to be 80 mph in a 40 mph zone. The officer noted no signs that McIntyre braked before impact or made any attempt to avoid the collision. 

The complaint says an officer on scene detected a "faint odor of intoxicated beverage" on McIntyre's breath. The officer asked McIntyre if he was speeding and McIntyre reportedly said that he believed he was going over 100 mph. 

While in the hospital, McIntyre admitted to drinking about eight or nine shots about 45 minutes prior. 

McIntyre is expected back in court next Wednesday, June 29, for a preliminary hearing.

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