MILWAUKEE — The driver of a
speeding car that crashed into a tree in Milwaukee last month,
killing himself, a woman and two of their children, was under
the influence of methamphetamine and going over 90 mph,
authorities said Thursday.
Larry Williams Jr, 29,. of
Milwaukee was driving a Hyundai Elantra that went through a
yellow light and crashed on Milwaukee's North Side on Dec. 27.
According to the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office,
toxicology tests found meth in Williams' system but no alcohol.
Police said a download of the air
bag control module revealed the car was traveling over 90 mph in
a 25-mph zone just before the crash, according to the medical
Williams, 22-year-old Ayana Hill
and two of their children — 2-year-old Yana Williams and
5-month-old Larry Williams IV — were killed. A 1-year-old girl
The crash split the car in two.
Hill was found under the rear half of the vehicle. Tire marks
were seen in the road about 100 feet west of the initial crash
into the tree.
Williams' mother told the medical
examiner's office he did not drink alcohol but did smoke
marijuana. She denied additional drug use by her son.