**Updated 5:30 p.m.
The identity of the young man killed Wednesday in a drunk driving accident has been released.
Dylan Pickard, 22, of Racine, was the passenger in a Dodge Neon shortly after 8 p.m. Wednesday when the driver failed to yield to oncoming traffic. The passenger side of the car was struck by a Saab SUV, and Pickard died as a result of the collision.
Racine County Medical Examiner Michael Payne confirmed Pickard’s name for The Journal Times Thursday afternoon.
The accident happened at the intersection of Highway 31 and 16th Street.
Mount Pleasant police say the 23-year-old male driver of the Neon will most likely face homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle charges.
Original reports indicated there might be three cars involved, but police quickly determined the accident involved only the two cars. Scanner chatter as reported by Racine County Scanner list calls for Flight for Life to the scene, but the calls were canceled and the medical examiner was called instead once it was determined the passenger in the Neon was deceased.
Pickard’s name was not immediately released.
The driver of the car was taken to Wheaton Franciscan St. Mary’s for treatment of his non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the SUV was not injured.
In addition to the homicide charge, the driver of the Neon also received a citation for failure to yield.
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