UPDATE: Driver of wrong way vehicle in fatal crash identified

The name of the driver of a pick-up truck who was traveling the wrong way on Highway 50 in Wheatland Saturday evening and crashed into a car has been released by the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department.

The identities of two people in the car who died as a result of the crash are not being released by the Sheriff’s Department at this time.

The driver of the pick-up truck is 36-year -old man Brian J. Smith of Lindenhurst, said Sgt. Dan Ruth, Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department spokesman, said. Smith remains at Froedtert Hospital in stable condition with serious (but non-life threatening) injuries.

Smith is expected to face both criminal charges and a traffic citation. westofthei.com does not list charges until a defendant has been charged in court.

Our original reporting and photos from this incident are here.

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  1. hillock says:

    brain?

    1. Sloppy typing. Corrected now.

  2. Ughh says:

    Talk about just throwing your life away! Thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of the victims.

  3. Jason says:

    Perhaps you could inform the public if there is memorial fund and or to help with victim’s funeral costs etc.

  4. Dan says:

    Will we ever see the day when people will separate having a good time and driving afterwords? You have a choice! Make a plan! Get home safe!!! Some times our bad choices have life changing consequences.
    Do you drink and drive? Do you plan ahead? It all starts with YOU!!

  5. MARGIE MASON says:

    I AM THE MOTHER OF PAUL N GRANDMA OF MICHAEL –WE ARE HURTING SO BAD
    HE TOOK AWAY OUR FAMILY MEMBERS– -WE LOVE THEM VERY MUCH– VERY MUCH
    THEY ARE IN HEAVEN -SO MANY TEARS WE HAVE CRY N FEEL SO EMPTY INSIDE
    I LIVE IN INDY WHERE PAUL WAS BORN —I CANT GO TO SERVICES BECAUSE OF CRITICAL ILLNESSES –THAT HURTS ME DEEPLY –HIS BIRTHDAY IS DEC. 16TH
    TY YOU ALL FOR CARING SO MUCH –GOD BLESS YOU ALL

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