The victim from Monday’s impaired driving accident has been identified as Aaron Lundquist.
Racine County Medical Examiner Michael Payne confirmed for The Journal Times that Lundquist was the passenger in the Ford truck that police say turned in front of on-coming traffic and was struck by a Dodge truck.
Lundquist, 34, was air-lifted to Froedtert Hospital with serious injuries, and he died at at 3:33 a.m. Friday, the story continues.
The driver, Christopher Hetchler, was charged Wednesday with driving under the influence causing great bodily harm, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and cited for failing to yield while performing a left turn. Those charges were upgraded Friday to homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle-controlled substance.
According to his criminal complaint, he admitted to police to smoking marijuana in the truck just 10 minutes before the accident.
Hetchler remains in the Racine County Jail on a $7,500 cash bond. He will next be in court March 16 for his preliminary hearing.
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