Charges dismissed in fatal Uber crash 
in Milwaukee

April 20, 2019

MILWAUKEE - Charges have been dismissed against a Milwaukee teen accused in a crash last month that killed an Uber passenger.

A Milwaukee County Circuit Court commissioner dismissed the case against 16-year-old Jesus Cardenas-Torres Thursday. He was charged with causing death and great bodily harm by driving a vehicle without a valid license.

The March 22 crash that killed Uber passenger 22-year-old Cristina Hernandez, of Milwaukee, and injured two others. The commissioner ordered the case dismissed after additional investigating by prosecutors.

Cardenas-Torres initially told police he was driving the SUV that blew through a Milwaukee intersection and crashed into the Uber vehicle. His attorney, Gregory Isaac, says that confession was false. The case was dismissed without prejudice, which means prosecutors could refile charges later.

Associated Press