Two people were injured and a man is facing charges of driving under the influence after two-trucks crashed at 10:28 p.m. Monday on Highway 20 and 90th St.

A Mount Pleasant Police officer, who was on his way to another call, saw a 2001 Ford truck fail to yield while turning left on to 90th St. While making the turn, a 2005 Dodge truck traveling eastbound crashed into the Ford. Both trucks spun around “violently,” and into the southeast corner of the intersection taking down a traffic control light pole, according to a press release by the Mount Pleasant Police Department.

While helping the victims, the officer called the Racine County Joint Dispatch Center to have law enforcement officials from Sturtevant and Wisconsin State Patrol, and rescue workers from the South Shore Fire Department come to the scene. Rescue workers had to extricate a passenger, who was severely injured, out of the Ford truck. He was taken by Flight for Life to Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee where he was taken into surgery.

The man driving the Dodge truck had minor injuries to his hands.

The 21-year-old Mount Pleasant man who was driving the Ford was arrested for driving under the influence causing great bodily harm, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and failing to yield while performing a left turn.

The Wisconsin State Patrol Traffic Reconstruction Investigation Unit and Mount Pleasant Police Department are still investigating the crash.

 

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Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for Patch.com, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.

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