A man pleads guilty in drunken crash that killed teens
MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A Madison man accused of speeding and driving drunk in a rear-end crash that killed three high school seniors pleaded guilty.
Thirty-one-year old Eric Mehring was convicted on three counts of homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle.
The crash in Middleton killed Madison West senior Simon Bilessi and Middleton High seniors Evan Kratochwill and Jack Miller.
Mehring told a sheriff’s deputy investigating the October 2021 crash in the town of Middleton that it happened because of “too much speed and more drinks that I should have had to drive.”
The Chevy Cruz struck by Mehring’s Jaguar ended up in a cornfield where it ignited. Sentencing is scheduled for Dec. 9.