Thomas Macemon, 34, of Caledonia, was charged by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office in 2015 with homicide by negligent operation of a vehicle and homicide by vehicle-use of controlled substance.
Sara Dresen, 13, of Caledonia, was jogging southbound on Aug. 9 on the west side of Middle Road near 5 1/2 Mile Road when Macemon crossed the center line with the SUV he was driving, struck Sara, and hit a utility pole. She died at the scene.
Macemon faces up to 35 years in prison and/or fined up to $125,000. Dr. Brian Peterson, of the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office, conducted the autopsy. He ruled that the cause of Dresen’s death was closed head injury/blunt force trauma to the head as result of being struck by the SUV.
Prior to the crash, Macemon had consumed Hennessey cognac, ingested a crushed up Xanax pill and snorted it, and smoked marijuana.
The sentence hearing has been st for 1:30 p.m. Feb. 17 in front of Racine County Felony Court Judge Emily Mueller.
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